"No, this didn't happen in a communist
"Happened right here in town. We'd just
gotten home from a motor trip and, of
course, hadn't heard what happened.
"Been going to that church about fifteen
years, so what a shock it was when Officer
Povey stopped us at the door. 'That's
right' he told us, 7 said church closed!'
"Then he explained. There'd been a fire
in the church the day before and he was
shooing folks over to the Guild Hall for
services. Mary and I looked at each other
. . . then grinned. We'd both had the same
crazy idea that the State had taken over
"That night Bill and Edna Johnson
dropped in for TV. We told them what
happened at the church. And about the
crazy idea we had. But Bill asked, was
it so crazy? Then he pointed out that
it had happened in other countries. So
we all got talking real serious.
"All week I've had it on my mind . . .
suppose we had no Freedom here? Suppose
the State took over religion, the press and
professions like music, medicine and art?
Suppose they took over industry and made
me work where I didn't want to? Suppose
the State took over our house? And
suppose, on election day, we had our
choice of one candidate?
"Maybe I don't run my life perfectly but
I sure wouldn't want the State to run
it for me! Y'know, every Thanksgiving
we give thanks for the good things we
have ... all of which add up to Freedom.
So why shouldn't we all be just as thankful
the other 364 days, too?"
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Dr. Francis J. Trembley, profes-
sor of biology, was honored this
month for his outstanding service to
the University when he received the
top faculty award, the R. R. and
E. C. Hillman prize in excess of
$1,000, at the annual faculty dinner
held in Grace Hall. A graduate of
Hobart College, Dr. Trembley re-
ceived his advanced degree from
the University of Pennsylvania.
Known by Lehigh students for his
enthusiasm for natural science and
understanding of undergraduates,
he has made scholarly contributions
to numerous conservation projects
and biological surveys of fresh water
Also honored at the faculty din-
ner were Dr. Albert L. Blakers, as-
sistant professor of mathematics,
and Murray B. McPherson, assistant
professor of civil engineering, who
received the Alfred Noble Robin-
son Award of $1,000 divided equal-
ly between them. Established two
years ago by Alfred R. Glancy, '03,
this award is given annually to a
member or members of the faculty
not over 35 years of age and below
the rank of associate professor who
have been voted as giving outstand-
ing performance in the service of
Cross-Cutting the Campus , page 3
The Man on the Cover page 5
The Graduate School
by Preston Parr, '43 page 6
Alumni Committees page 8
With Alumni Clubs page 9
Chemical Engineering — 1951 Version
by Dr. Darrel E. Mack page 10
The Sports Parade page 13
Lives of Lehigh Men page 14
President, Edward A. Curtis, '25
Vice-presidents, George F. A. Stutz, '22, and H. Randolph Maddox, '21
Treasurer, H. P. McFadden, '25
Archivist, Arthur W. Klein, '99
Executive Secretary and Editor, Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Leonard H. Schick, '37
Leonard M. Horton, '28
Robert C. Watson, '13
Clifford F. Lincoln, '11
George R. Brothers, '08
Monroe J. Rathbone, '21
Alfred S. Osbourne, '09
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and April, when it will be published semi-monthly, by the Alumni Associa-
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New Chesapeake Bay Bridge will form part
of express highway route from New York
to Washington, bypassing all cities.
Pre-testing Construction Techniques — "Beautiful planning!" enthused the magazine Construc-
tion Methods and Equipment in an article about the techniques devised to erect the steel for the
Chesapeake Bay Bridge superstructure. To check these methods in advance Bethlehem engi-
neers built wood models, exactly duplicating the steelwork on a scale of 1 inch equals 40 feet.
One of the World's Longest,
New Bridge Will Be Link
in Express Highway from
New York to Washington
Bethlehem Steel erection crews are
putting up steelwork for a great new
bridge over Chesapeake Bay, crossing
from Sandy Point, near Annapolis and
only a short distance below Baltimore,
to Kent Island on the Eastern Shore.
Here the bay is 4M miles wide. The
btidge will be one of the world's long-
est, with an overall length, including
approaches, of 7M miles. The roadway
will rise gradually from both shores to
the midpoint of the bridge where there
will be a suspension span 1600 feet
long and 186 feet above the water, leav-
ing plenty of clearance so that ships
bound to the Port of Baltimore can
pass under the bridge.
Bridging of the Chesapeake Bay will
greatly shorten travel time between the
Delmarva Peninsula, with its fertile
farmlands and recreation spots, and
Baltimore and Washington. But the
major significance of the Chesapgake
Bay Bridge is that it will form a link in
a new north-south express highway.
With the opening of the bridge late in
1952 motorists can drive from New
York to Washington by a new, fast
route, skirting all cities.
In erecting the 30,000-ton superstruc-
ture of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge,
Bethlehem Steel engineers are using
a number of interesting techniques,
including the floating into place of
very large steel spans, some of them
weighing as much as 1300 tons. J. E.
Greiner Company, Baltimore, are con-
sulting engineers, and supervisors of
construction for the State of Maryland.
Dr. J. Burke Severs, an authority on
Chaucer and professor of English at
the University, will become head of
the department effective July 1. He
succeeds Dr. Robert M. Smith who
will continue as professor of English.
Dr. Smith, in reaching the retire-
ment age, relinquishes a post he has
held since 1925, but he has consented
to remain as a member of the staff.
Recognized as an authority on Shake-
speare, Dr. Smith is a member of the
editorial board of the "Shakespeare
Quarterly" and formerly served as edi-
tor of that publication of the Shake-
speare Association of America.
A graduate of Rutgers University
Dr. Severs has been a member of the
Lehigh staff since 1927. He received
his master of arts degree from Prince-
ton University and his doctor of phil-
osophy degree from Yale University.
He has served as both secretary and
chairman of the Chaucer group of the
Modern Language Association, and
was the recipient of the Haskins Medal
of the Medieval Academy of America
for his book, "The Literary Relation-
ships of Chaucer's Clerkes Tale" which
was published in 1942.
Renovations for Taylor
Taylor House, first dormitory built
on the Lehigh campus 44 years ago,
will be renovated at an estimated cost
of $150,000. Action to this effect has
been approved by the Board of Trus-
tees and work on the project, which
will take about two years, will be start-
DR. J. BURKE SEVERS
"to head the department"
ed this summer when new plumbing
and lighting systems will be installed.
New heating equipment and the con-
struction of a steam tunnel from Drown
Hall are planned for the summer of
Biggest innovation will be the con-
struction of two new lounges and two
recreation rooms on the main floor.
These will be equipped in the same
manner as lounges in other dormi-
tories on the campus. Occupancy in the
historic building will be reduced by
17 students as a result of the con-
struction of three centrally located
shower rooms on each floor.
Taylor House, a three-story concrete
building which this semester is ac-
commodating 214 students, was the
gift of Andrew Carnegie and was
named in honor of Charles L. Taylor,
Carnegie's former business partner, a
graduate of Lehigh in 1876 and a
trustee of the University.
Honor for Seven
Seven members of Lehigh's faculty
were honored last month for 25 years
of service each to the University.
Guests at the annual faculty dinner in
Grace Hall each received an attractive
fountain pen desk set presented by
Dean Robert P. More, '10, of the Col-
lege of Arts and Science, in recogni-
tion of their service.
Those honored were Dr. Robert D.
Billinger, '21, associate professor of
chemistry; Dr. Frederick H. Bradford,
head of the department of finance ; Dr.
Gilbert E. Doan, '19, head of the de-
partment of metallurgy; Dr. Kenneth
W. Lamson, associate professor of
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eguivalent conditioning apparatus ... a saving
During the winter, heated fresh and recirculated
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to heat loss and maintaining selected temperatures in
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mathematics ; Dr. Edgar H. Riley, as-
sociate professor of English ; Dr. Lloyd
L. Smail, professor of mathematics,
and Milton C. Stuart, head of the de-
partment of mechanical engineering.
University scholarships valued at
$111,700 have been awarded to 54
secondary school seniors who will en-
ter Lehigh from 10 states and the Dis-
trict of Columbia. Ten of the winners
have been granted competitive region-
al scholarships, each valued at $3,200
for a four-year college education.
Twelve recipients will receive full
tuition awards, while another 21 in-
coming freshmen will receive half-free
tuition scholarships. All awards are
renewable providing the recipients
maintain high scholarships grades and
are good citizens in the Lehigh com-
No rush of World War II veterans
seeking to take advantage of the G.I.
Bill of Rights is anticipated by the
University on the eve of the deadline
set by the administrator of veteran af-
fairs. At present only six applications
have been received from veterans who
must have commenced their education
by the deadline date of July 25.
Already graduated from Lehigh are
2,311 students who saw service in all
branches of the armed forces during
the last war. Another 258 will be can-
didates for baccalaureate degrees at
June commencement. Seven hundred
and sixty-two veterans who started their
college work at Lehigh failed to re-
turn after having been in attendance,
and 92 veterans are still attending
classes at the University.
Business Administration was the
preference of the largest number en-
rolling at Lehigh with 964 registered
in that division. The College of Arts
and Science was second with 918 en-
Other curricula and registration fig-
ures are: mechanical engineering, 573;
electrical, 442; industrial, 434; chemi-
cal, 283; civil, 217; metallurgical, 152;
chemistry, 131, and engineering phy-
THE MAN ON THE COVER
<?<? \ STUDENT will work only
■'*■ as hard as you make him
work." These words, and the edu-
cational philosophy they express,
are familiar to many Lehigh alumni
— particularly the E.E.'s. They come
from Loyal V. Bewley, Professor
and Head of the Department of
Professor Bewley, an internation-
ally recognized authority in the field
of electrical machinery and surge
phenomena, believes that the duty
of the University is to turn out a
man with a wide base of fundamen-
tal knowledge, and the ability to
apply the facts he has absorbed. To
do this, Bewley has built "the finest
Electrical Engineering laboratory in
the United States"; it is the only
University laboratory using four-
unit motor generator sets, acknowl-
edged to be far more versatile than
the customary two unit sets. And, as
former students will remember, he
has developed Lehigh's E.E. cur-
riculum into a tough, tight series of
courses that "separate the men from
The volume and difficulty of E.E.
homework assignments have led
E.E.'s to style themselves "Bewley's
Coolies." But more than one man
has returned to the campus to give
thanks to the teacher who insured
his ability to meet professional de-
A Field Artillery officer in World
Wars I and II, with an impressive
number of decorations for both
bravery and meritorious service,
Bewley commands the Reserve Of-
ficer's Training School in Allen-
town. This center was established
on an experimental basis, and has
proven so successful that more than
90 similar training schools have been
established throughout the country.
Bewley enlisted in the Army in
1917 at the age of 18. Over 30 years
of military experience have given
him the habit of efficiency and dis-
cipline, qualities he expects of his
staff and students. Tardy students
have found the classroom doors
locked; they have seldom been late
for only 11
in 1940, he
ly a research
engineer with the General Electric
Company. His work there, begun in
1923, was principally in the fields
of transformers, high voltage, and
rotating machinery, and made him
the first recipient of the G.E. Coffin
Award for achievement.
On the question of how much
liberal arts should be mixed into the
engineering curricula, Bewley is ex-
tremely cautious. He recognizes the
obvious values of those courses that
will help engineers clearly articulate
their ideas. He points out, however,
that to be qualified in his field, an
engineer must have a certain body
of technical knowledge, no part of
which can be healthily sacrificed for
even the most desirable of "broad-
He considers the present Lehigh
arrangement to be "just right." Thir-
ty hours, or 22%, of the E.E. cur-
riculum requirements are devoted to
liberal arts courses, and 12 hours of
these are free electives.
In this vein, Bewley feels strong-
ly that men with engineering train-
ing make good citizens. The scienti-
fic method becomes a habit leading
to intellectual cunousity, disciplined
thinking, and a high level of per-
This much is certain: the Lehigh
E.E. is a man tested by the steel of
a teacher whose personal standards
of honesty and fairness cannot tol-
erate less than the best of ability and
The Graduate School
The Graduate School, a vital part of the
University's educational program, is an important
asset to Lehigh's undergraduate colleges.
TO MANY of her alumni, partic-
ularly the older graduates, Lehigh
is known solely by her three un-
dergraduate Colleges of Arts and Sci-
ence, Business Administration and En-
gineering. But this picture is incom-
plete, for it is also necessary to know
another side of the University's organ-
ization — the Graduate School, in order
to fully understand the aims of the
University and the character of a Le-
First of all, it is important to realize
that Lehigh has been known from the
date of her founding as a university
rather than as a college. To be sure, the
term "university" has been applied in
America to all kinds of institutions,
ranging from unaccredited cow col-
leges to Harvard. Never-the-less, the
title has traditionally meant something
different from, or at least in addition
to, the term "college." And since Le-
high was named with a purpose, it may
be worthwhile to consider briefly the
nature of this difference.
For one thing, as the name implies,
a university's interests are broad; and
Lehigh, in offering curricula in the lib-
eral arts, business and engineering, has
greater breadth than the average un-
dergraduate institution in this country,
although at the same time Lehigh is
more restricted in size and scope than
most universities. A second, and more
important, distinction between the uni-
versity and the college lies not in the
range but in the level of instruction. In
addition to offering courses leading to
the bachelor's degree, the university
traditionally has granted higher de-
grees, including the doctorate.
The third difference is that the uni-
versity has a research function which
the college does not ordinarily have.
The university must not only conserve
and disseminate the existing body of
knowledge but also create new knowl-
edge and extend the intellectual fron-
tiers of our civilization — the university
is expected to have a production de-
partment as well as a warehouse and a
At Lehigh, the Graduate School is
the division of the University which is
concerned with the second and third
functional differences noted above. All
work towards the advanced degrees of
Master of Arts, Master of Science, and
Doctor of Philosophy is taken in the
Graduate School ; and by far the great-
er part of the academic research done
at Lehigh is carried on as part of the
training of scholars and research work-
ers, who by working in the library and
the laboratory on thesis and disserta-
tions learn the spirit and the methods
/"^ RADUATE work has always been
^-* a part of the University's purpose.
In fact, the first Register in 1866 an-
nounced in general terms that provi-
sion would be made for graduate study.
What was actually meant we do not
know. There were no specific graduate
courses, there were no stated degree re-
quirements, and in fact there were no
specific degrees offered beyond the
bachelor's. It is probable that some-
thing like the present-day five-year com-
bined programs, leading to the B.A.
and B.S. or the B.S. in two fields of
engineering, was in mind. The work
was "Postgraduate" but not advanced
in the sense of modern graduate work.
In 1883 graduate study was recon-
sidered and the result was the begin-
ning of advanced work in the modern
sense of planned programs, with def-
inite rules and regulations governing
degrees. For a while the Ph.D. and
D.Sc. were offered in addition to the
M.A., but after awarding the Ph.D.
twice during the nineties, the Univer-
sity withdrew the doctorate. There
were periodic attempts to revive it, but
the decision stood for over 30 years.
Dr. Robert M. Smith, an authority on Shakesp
In the early twenties President Rich-
ards was instrumental in founding the
Institute of Research to encourage
scholarly work on the campus. A few
years later graduate study was unified
under a Graduate Board which served
as an administrative committee to su-
pervise advanced study. Professor Rob-
ert P. More, '10, now Dean of the Col-
lege of Arts and Science, was appoint-
ed Executive Secretary, a post which he
held until 1949 and in which he exer-
cised considerable influence in the
shaping of the Graduate School as we
know it today.
Shortly after President Williams
came to Lehigh in 1935 he raised the
question of offering the Ph.D. again.
A study of resources in faculty, lab-
oratories, library holdings, etc. was
made and in 1936 the faculty recom-
mended the establishment of a gradu-
ate school and the re-offering of the
Ph.D. in a few specified departments.
The recommendation was adopted and
the Board of Trustees established the
Graduate Faculty with power to legis-
late in matters relating to advanced de-
I will retire this June as head of the department of English, conducts a graduate seminar
grees. Professor Tomlinson Fort, of
the mathematics department, was ap-
pointed Dean, and the Executive Com-
mittee was established. This was com-
prised of the president, the Dean, five
members elected by the Graduate Fac-
ulty and an Executive Secretary, in
which office Professor More was con-
tinued. Two years later the first Ph.D.'s
TN 1945 Dean Fort left Lehigh and in
*- 1949 Professor Harvey A. Neville,
head of the department of chemistry
and chemical engineering, was appoint-
ed to the position. In his dual capacity
as Dean and Director of the Institute
of Research, Dr. Neville is in a for-
tunate position to see that the Institute
and the Graduate School complement
each other in their related fields. At
the time of Dr. Neville's appointment
Professor More resigned as Executive
Secretary after more than 20 years of
service in that capacity, and the duties
of the office were combined with those
of the Dean.
Since 1936 Lehigh's graduate pro-
gram has broadened materially until to-
day the master's degree is offered in
bacteriology, biology, chemistry, edu-
cation, English, geology, history and
government, international relations,
mathematics, physics and chemical,
civil, electrical, mechanical and metal-
As one might guess from this wide
range of activity, the Graduate School
has more than one aim or function at
Lehigh. First of all, there is advanced
professional training in engineering
and the sciences. Not infrequently the
master's degree in these fields repre-
sents a year's advanced study across a
broad field of major interest.
For example, the master's program
in chemistry is built around a core of
required courses in physical, organic,
analytical and inorganic chemistry. In
addition there are research courses,
leading to a thesis, in which the stu-
dent is introduced to research. Upon
completing this program the student
has strengthened his technical equip-
ment in all of the major branches of
chemistry and has an idea of what re-
search means; he is qualified for a posi-
tion of greater technical responsibility
than is a man who holds only the
A second function, somewhat relat-
ed to the first, is carried out chiefly in
the department of Education. This is
the only department at Lehigh which
is predominantly graduate, and it is
one of the six education departments in
Pennsylvania which are recognized by
the state for graduate work in public
school administration and supervision.
The program in education leading to
the M.A. has been in effect for over 25
years, and its work has been of decided
service to teachers in the Lehigh Valley
and nearby points in Pennsylvania and
New Jersey. In addition to professional
work within the department, teachers
are frequently urged to major in the
fields in which they will teach and to
take their degrees in English, history,
etc., with minors in education.
f~pHE Graduate School's third func-
•*- tion is the offering of beginning
graduate work in many of the arts and
sciences. In addition to school teachers,
there are students who wish to follow
careers of college teaching and research
and who take a master's degree as the
first step toward the doctorate. Even in
those areas in which the University of-
fers nothing beyond the master's de-
gree, many students find it desirable to
take an M.A. or an M.S. at Lehigh and
then transfer to another university for
There is also another group of stu-
dents to be considered in connection
with this function. They are not teach-
ers and they have no desire to be schol-
ars or researchers ; they may be house-
wives, professional people or business
men. They come to the graduate school
simply because they have intellectual
interests which they wish to cultivate.
Their motive is enriched living through
increased learning, and they find that
in the stimulus, discipline and direction
of graduate courses and of programs
leading to advanced degrees they are
able to achieve their desires most effec-
The final function of the Graduate
School is the education of research
men and scholars at the doctoral level.
The Ph.D. is by design a research de-
gree, and most of the requirements for
it point toward the doctoral disserta-
tion, which is intended to present the
results of an original investigation car-
ried on by the student. Research may
be done on everything from Chaucer to
transient shock waves (to name two of
the many interests at Lehigh) and al-
though tools and methods may differ,
the goal is always to discover some-
thing new and to make the discovery
available to society.
It is in the nature of research train-
ing, particularly in the sciences, that
the student-teacher relationship be a
close one, and it is therefore not sur-
prising that a given professor can ef-
fectively guide only a relatively few
men. Consequently only about 20% of
the graduate registration is composed
of doctoral candidates.
In contrast with the recent develop-
ment of the doctorate at Lehigh, mas-
Constructive suggestions from all alumni will be welcomed
by the chairmen of the following committees
Nelson L. Bond, '26, chairman
Samuel T. Harleman, '01
Alfred P. Spooner, '11
Morris E. Stoudt, '16
Ralph J. Knerr, '20
John K. Killmer, '22
James D. Kennedy, '23
Joseph Ricapito, '25
Joseph G. Jackson, '26
John W. Maxwell, '26
John R. Hertzler, '27
Robert A. Harrier, '27
Philip G. Damiani, '28
Robert F. Herrick, '34
Joseph R. Persa, '48
John F. Georgiadis, '30
John K. Conneen, '30, chairman
Edward J. Garra, '25
William L. Schnabel, '37
Samuel R. Walker, '41
Richard H. Bernasco, '43
James D. Mack, '38, chairman
Robert J. Desh, '09
Wm. B. Todd, '40
Alvord Beardslee, '50
Thomas M. Brennan, '29, chair-
William Whigham, Jr., '19
Mitchell W. VanBilliard, '27
Daniel M. Horner, '28
Philip A. K. Sadtler, '34
Paul R. Hager, '35
Albert W. Hicks, '23, chairman
George F. Nordenholt, '14
Lin wood H. Geyer, '15
Kenneth K. Kost, '30
Wilbur E. Henry, '47
Robert S. Taylor, Jr., '25, chair-
Samuel T. Harleman, '01
Ben L. Bishop, '34, chairman
Samuel D. Gladding, '11
Robert B. Adams, '25
Winton L. Miller, '32
Robert C. Clark, '32
G. Douglas Reed, '33
Student Grants Collections
Samuel D. Gladding, '11, chair-
H. Victor Schwimmer, '26
George B. McMeans, '35
H. E. Lore, '35
Robert W. Reifsnyder, '37
The Rev. George M. Bean, chair-
Charles K. Zug, '27
John I. Kirkpatrick, '29
George F. A. Stutz, Jr.,'22, chair-
David M. Petty ,'09
Thomas J. Conley ,'25
John K. Conneen, '30
G. Douglas Reed, '33
Council of Class Agents
David M. Petty, '09, president
William L. Estes, Jr., '05
John K. Killmer, '22
John K. Conneen, '30
Joseph Rossetti, '37
Douglas C. Paul, '40
W. Thomas Bachmann, '47
ter's degrees have been conferred in
large numbers for many years. In the
period from June 1939 to October
1950 Lehigh conferred 818 master's
degrees. The students taking these de-
grees came to Lehigh from 161 Ameri-
can colleges and universities and 30
foreign countries. Most of them came
from a relatively small number of
nearby Pennsylvania colleges, and of
the total 27% did their undergraduate
work at Lehigh. Half of the degrees
conferred were from three depart-
ments: Education, Chemistry and His-
tory. In the same period 69 doctorates
were conferred with Chemistry, Metal-
lurgy and Civil Engineering as the lead-
A LTHOUGH the overall program
-^"*- of the Graduate School is broad,
the enrollment has never been unduly
large. During the present semester 387
are registered in the Graduate School
and of this number 330 are working
for the master's degree. Women are
admitted as graduate students — there
are 49 registered now — and several
have earned their doctorates.
On the average, Lehigh's graduate
students are carrying about half-time
course loads. This is because a great
majority of them are either working as
graduate assistants on University ap-
pointments or are employed outside of
the University as school teachers and
in other occupations. In terms of in-
structional time, graduate courses con-
stitute a small portion of the Univer-
sitys' total; the President's report for
1948-49 indicated that it was only 6%
of the undergraduate load. In depart-
ments with strong graduate programs
the figure is naturally higher, partic-
ularly where there is a great deal of in-
formal and unrostered teaching in the
form of research guidance.
Some alumni may wonder if Lehigh
is following the wisest course in main-
taining a graduate school and research
in addition to the undergraduate pro-
gram. There is a feeling, perhaps, that
we are in danger of sacrificing what
we have that is fine in a misguided at-
tempt to spread the University's limit-
ed resources over too many activities.
There are several answers to this
question. The first is that it is clearly
recognized by the faculty and admin-
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Motion pictures and a talk by Tony
Packer highlighted a recent meeting of
the Youngstown Club held at the
Youngstown Country Club. Eighteen
alumni were present.
Officers elected are Charles E. Gal-
lagher, '37, president; Eugene M.
Smith, '42, treasurer and secretary.
Two days prior to this meeting mem-
bers of the Club held an informal lun-
cheon meeting with Dr. Neil Carothers,
dean emeritus of the College of Busi-
ness Administration, who was visiting
Members of the Philadelphia Lehigh
Club met May 18 at the Flourtown
branch of the Philadelphia Cricket Club
for their annual spring outing, and af-
ter an afternoon of golf, baseball talk,
and other entertainment all present en-
joyed a buffet supper. Robert Reifsny-
der, '37, vice-president of the Club,
presided and introduced the guests.
There was no formal program.
Motion pictures of the 1950 football
season and an interesting talk by Tony
Packer featured the annual meering of
the Northeast Pennsylvania Lehigh
Club recently. More than 45 alumni
were present. George S. Coopey, '41,
presided as toastmaster.
With Lehigh Alumni Clubs
Officers elected at the meeting are
Thomas F. Burke, '28, president; Hen-
ry H. Otto, Jr., '47, vice-president and
Robert J. McGregor, '47, secretary-
Southern Neiv England
Forty Lehigh men attended the
spring meeting of the Southern New
England Club held last month in Hart-
ford. Alfred V. Bodine, '15, served as
toastmaster, and after some discussion
it was decided to continue the Southern
New England group as one club rather
than divide the area into two or three
Officers elected during the business
meeting are Thomas G. Shaffer, '14,
president; Lewis H. Van Billiard, '23,
vice-president and Edward K. Leaton,
Principal speaker was Coach Tony
Packer who gave a resume of Lehigh's
athletic program, and plans for the fu-
ture. He also showed motion pictures
of 1950 football games and commented
on the play.
Ninety-one Lehigh men attended the
Spring dinner meeting of the Pitts-
burgh Club last month and heard Dr.
Harvey A. Neville, Director of the In-
stitute of Research and Dean of Le-
high's Graduate School, tell of current
research projects now being conducted
on South Mountain.
At this meeting the Club sponsored
wrestling trophy for Shadyside Acad-
emy was awarded for the first time. The
recipient was Hay Walker, one of the
Academy's outstanding athletic stars.
A highlight of the Home Club's ac-
tivities program each year is the an-
nual Spring dinner meeting sponsored
by Allentown alumni at the Lehigh
Country Club, and this year proved no
exception as more than 75 alumni
heard Dr. Aurie N. Dunlap, assistant
professor of International Relations,
discuss the problems facing the United
Nations and its Russian opponent in
George A. Rupp, '27, new president
of the Home Club, presided as toast-
master, and in his preliminary remarks
he congratulated Lehigh Valley alum-
ni for their interest in Lehigh, stating
that it was only natural that the Home
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The Allentown meeting of the Home Club was well-attended Home Club president George A. Rupp, '21 , was toastmaster
Chemical Engineering ■■ 1951 Version
In this report to alumni Dr. Darrel E. Mack, director of the
curriculum in cnemica
I engineering, describes the development oj this de
partment, and its integration with the research program
DO YOU remember the old whis-
key still which did yeoman serv-
ice in the Chemical Engineering
laboratory of years ago ? It was shaped
like a chemist's retort and the con-
denser was a copper coil immersed in
a barrel of water in true hill-billy style.
That was before prohibition.
Today's laboratory is different. It has
the latest model fractionating column,
designed to perform all the tricks of
the distillation business and equipped
with a centralized control panel for
precision operation. Costing $10,000 it
constitutes one of a number of new
pieces of equipment by means of which
the laboratory facilities are being mod-
More important than new equip-
ment, however, is the new curriculum.
Not an overnight change, but a devel-
opment over a period of the last few
years, each course change has been a
studied decision based on a balance be-
tween modern industrial specialization
and proven scientific fundamentals. Be-
sides the usual instruction in unit oper-
ations which has for a long time
formed the backbone of this course of
study, we now include stoichiometry
(a study of material and energy bal-
ances) , Chemical Engineering, Thermo-
dynamics, Kinetics (reactor design),
and Process Design along with the reg-
ular technical and humanistic core. We
hope soon to move our course in In-
strumentation from the Graduate
School to the undergraduate level.
Since these new courses could not be
introduced without eliminating some
old ones, we had to consider with great
care what to eliminate so as to do the
least damage. We realized that every
course, new and old, had a value not
to be overlooked. However, we felt
that a decided overall gain would be
made by dropping German, Mechani-
cal Engineering Thermodynamics, M.E.
Checking the heating of bodied linseed oil in experimental heat transfer vat
Laboratory and Advanced Inorganic
We also "opened up" the curriculum
by introducing six hours of technical
electives which may be taken in any
field selected by the student. This gives
certain desirable freedom in course
selections in the last semester of the
senior year to allow for the develop-
ment of special interests.
T ARGE classes have been split into
■*- J smaller sections and more person-
al attention given to individuals. To do
this meant an increase in staff, and we
now have three senior staff members,
one instructor, two graduate assistants
and several part time undergraduate
helpers. The last mentioned act mainly
as stock room attendadnts.
Shop facilities have been improved,
and equipment is available for all types
of welding, metal working machine
tools, sheet metal fabricating tools and
a complete wood working shop. Stu-
dents are encouraged to do their own
shop work when possible. For difficult
jobs a versatile mechanic is available.
Professional interests are not being
overlooked. The student chapter of the
American Institute of Engineers, which
received its charter last year, inte-
grates our student professional activi-
ties and its members fraternize with
those of similar chapters in other in-
stitutions. The exchange of ideas and
the resulting competition for "the
world's hardest course" does much to
increase undergraduate interest in their
subject and to broaden their outlook on
One of the main factors in main-
taining a modern and active under-
graduate school is the coexistence of a
strong Graduate School. Although Le-
high's Graduate School is not large,
the quality is high. This is indicated by
the fact that the U. S. Navy has select-
ed Lehigh to give graduate training in
Chemical Engineering to its specialists
in that field. These Naval officers re-
ceive two years of postgraduate train-
ing, and depending on prior academ-
ic preparation they may receive M.S. or
After leaving Lehigh they anticipate
acting as liaison between the Navy and
industries manufacturing goods for
this service. Their thesis research prob-
lems are in line with projects of im-
portance to the Navy, such as heat
transfer to marine condenser tubes or
the manufacture of ethylene glycol, of
which the Navy uses large quantities.
T> ESEARCH by other gradudate stu-
•*-*- dents is usually concerned with
problems associated with the special in-
terests of the staff. Thus we have stu-
dents working with Professor C. W.
Simmons in the field of gas absorption.
A current problem in this field is the
study of the phenomena of drop for-
mation in spray nozzles for spray type
gas absorption towers.
In another field Professor J. B.
O'Hara's interest in reaction kinetics
coincides nicely with Lieut. L. M.
Reid's ethylene glycol project men-
tioned previously. This project is ex-
tremely interesting since it uses a fluid-
ized ion exchange resin in the catalyst,
thus combining a new technique and a
new material to achieve the desired re-
Professor D. E. Mack's extended
work on mixing and agitation is con-
tinuing. His current effort includes a
study of heat transfer to highly viscous
materials in a steam jacketed kettle, the
factors influencing gas-liquid contact-
ing and the effects of agitation on cry-
With a good sized group of gradu-
ate students (13) all doing research
work, it is possible to use a large por-
tion of the senior class as their assist-
ants, and at the same time give the
seniors credit for their "Research"
course. This is a very desirable combin-
ation since it helps the graduate stu-
dent to do a more comprehensive job
and at the same time it gives valuable
training and experience to the seniors.
A research project which should re-
ceive special mention is one sponsored
by the Heat Exchange Institute to study
the heat transfer to condenser tubes.
Seniors watch pressure drop through distillation column in unit operations lab
This project, which has been in process
for several years, is now being com-
pleted, and the work has consisted of
evaluating the heat transfer character-
istics for a large number of standard
commercial tubes. The results will be
incorporated into design standards
used by the Institute.
The rather complex equipment need-
ed to do this job will be left at the
University so that anyone interested
may utilize the facilities for similar
test work. This should be of value to
tube manufacturers who contemplate
putting a new type of tube on the mar-
ket or to large users of condensers such
as power companies who are concerned
with problems of fouling or corrosion
of tubes. Along with such activities the
apparatus will be used for undergrad-
T~1HIS idea of having equipment
■*■ available both for student and in-
dustrial work is the current policy of
the Division of Chemical Engineering.
Although such equipment is more ex-
pensive in terms of first cost, because
of the more expensive construction ma-
terials and because of the necessity of
complex control instruments, we feel
that the additional investment is well
worthwhile, because of the double duty
which the equipment may perform.
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Club should set the pace for other alum-
ni groups to follow.
David M. Petty, '09, president of the
Lehigh Council of Class Agents, also
spoke on the necessity of developing
alumni spirit among undergraduates,
and said that the annual adoption of
the freshman class by the alumni group
which entered the University 50 years
ago is a definite step in the right direc-
tion. This program has been sponsored
by the Home Club for the past four
George F. A. Stutz, '22, candidate
for Alumni Association president this
year, was also a guest of the Club, and
congratulated local alumni for the out-
standing work being done by its Home
Also at the head table was Henry
Gerhard, '50, president of Alpha
Lambda Omega, who expressed the
appreciation of his organization for be-
ing able to work with the Home Club
in its various projects. The ALO repre-
sents a group of young Allentown
alumni and students who have formed
their own organization to work for the
best interests of the University.
The Home Club's last monthly lun-
cheon meeting for the season was held
early in May with C. H. H. Weikel,
manager of Commercial Research and
Industrial Development of the Bethle-
hem Steel Company, as the speaker.
About 40 alumni were present and en-
joyed his talk on the early history of
iron production in the Bethlehem area.
Wilbur B. Hoddinott, Jr., '36, presided
as chairman of the meeting.
Alumni residing in the Monmouth
County area enjoyed the Club's annual
outing held Saturday June 2 at the
Lairds Distillery Grounds in Scobey-
ville. Beer, softball, quoits and hot dogs
were the featured attractions.
A buffet supper and golf featured
the spring outing of the Central Jersey
Club Wednesday June 6 at the Hope-
well Valley Golf Club. Arrangements
for the meeting were made by William
G. Bernasco, Jr., '39-
Northern Neiv York
Many members of the Northern New
York Lehigh Club attended the annual
Spring dinner meeting of the Club
May 4 at the Edison Club in Rexford,
N. Y. It was the Club's first attempt at
presenting a guest speaker who did not
represent the University. He was Dr.
Frank L. Marting, noted pediatrician,
who spoke on the life and career of a
Following the talk alumni enjoyed
a Monte Carlo party with recordings
by the Lehigh Glee Club and band as
the background music. The next meet-
ing, and annual picnic, will be held in
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istration of the Graduate School that
Lehigh is predominantly an undergrad-
uate institution and will remain so. In
a recent report of President Whitaker
it was stated that the graduate program
at Lehigh will not be allowed to grow
to the extent that it weakens the under-
graduate colleges by demanding a dis-
proportionate share of the services of
more experienced faculty members.
Other answers deal with intangibles
which are more difficult to state and
more difficult to weigh, but they can
not be ignored. For instance, it is be-
lieved by many that the opportunity for
research and for that kind of instruc-
tion which becomes cooperative study
at the advanced level keeps a faculty
intellectually alive not only for gradu-
ate teaching but for undergraduate as
well. It is important for undergraduates
as well as graduate students to realize
that method and spirit can be as im-
portant as content in the business of
learning, and the Graduate School does
much to create that atmosphere at Le-
high, even admitting as we must that
not all the best teachers are research
men. When this atmosphere is achieved
on a campus it is an invaluable asset in
attracting and holding good men for
the teaching staff.
IN THIS connection Lehigh's stand-
ing in the academic world is un-
questionably higher for having a Grad-
uate School. We live in a prestige
world and the academic is no different
from any other in this respect. The
value of a Lehigh B.A. or a B.S. de-
pends on the standing of the Univer-
sity as a whole, and it is believed that
the Graduate School adds to this stand-
Finally, it may be argued that with
its large and capable staff Lehigh is in
a position to offer advanced work and
is therefore under an obligation to its
own graduates and to the surrounding
area to make such work available. This
concept of regional service in higher
education is one that has guided much
of the development of the graduate
program at Lehigh.
In summary, Lehigh's Graduate
School has, over the years, become firm-
ly established as a vital part of the Uni-
versity's educational program. It has
now reached a size which is sufficient
to give strength and stability to re-
search and advanced study and which,
at the same time, is consistent with Le-
high's primary job at the undergradu-
Under the effective administration
which has been set up the future should
see an increase in quality, rather than
in size; and it is likely that, as various
departments are in a position to
strengthen staff, facilities and library
holdings, the work of the Graduate
School will become distributed more
evenly over the whole University. One
of the best assurances that Lehigh will
maintain its position in the educational
world is that the Graduate School is
making its distinctive contribution to
the whole University.
For the first time since 1946 the
Brown and White baseball team won
more games than it lost. Led by Dick
Gratton's six pitching victories and
Rick Collin's .392 batting average the
team won 11 games and lost seven in
the regular season, including victories
over Lafayette and Rutgers. On the
southern tour prior to the start of the
regular season the nine dropped four
of five games.
As reported in the May Bulletin the
team, after winning five successive
games dropped a heartbreaking 1-0
verdict to Lafayette when pitcher Roy
Neville threw a wild pitch in the ninth
inning with a man on base.
Following this setback the Caraway-
coached team traveled to Delaware to
meet the Blue Hens. The final score
was 5-1 in Lehigh's favor, but the
game was much closer than the score
indicates. After scoring twice in the
first inning the Brown and White was
held scoreless until the ninth when
three additional tallies crossed the
plate. Dick Gratton in winning his
fifth triumph helped insure the vic-
tory by starting three double plays.
Two days later the roof fell in on
Lehigh as Rutgers, seeking revenge for
a previous 14-4 lacing, pounded for
Lehigh pitchers for 15 hits and 19
runs while yielding only one run to
Lehigh, a home run by Dick Gabriel
in the third inning.
Gratton returned to the mound in
the next game with Swarthmore as the
opponent, and limited the Garnet to
six hits while his mates pounded out
an 8-2 victory. Swarthmore took an
early 1-0 lead, but in sixth inning
Brown and White batters paced by
Gabriel who hit his second home run
in three days scored all eight runs.
It was Gabriel again who led the
way in the next game as Lehigh de-
feated Muhlenberg 3-1 for its second
victory in as many games over the
Mules. The four base blow came in the
third inning with two men on base,
and provided Lehigh's margin of vic-
tory. This was the only inning in
which Lehigh could advance a man be-
yond second base.
Dick Gratton's bid for an undefeat-
The Sports Parade
ed season was ruined in the next en-
counter with Villanova when the Wild-
cats scored a 2-0 victory in a game
called at the end of the fifth inning
because of rain. Villanova's two runs
were scored in the fifth frame on two
singles and an error.
Final game of the campaign saw
Lehigh handing Gettysburg nine un-
earned runs to lose 10-4. Handicapped
by the absence of regulars Dick Gigon,
"his pitching ivas outstanding"
shortstop, and captain-elect Bob Borof-
ski, rightfielder, who were taking armed
forces examinations, the team commit-
ted numerous errors and collapsed in
the eighth inning with the score 4-4
to give the Bullets six runs and the
Leaders in Lehigh's Spring athletic
campaign the golfers completed a most
successful season with 13 victories in
14 matches. Only team to defeat the
Brown and White squad, coached by
Bill Leckonby, was Penn State.
In the annual invitational tourney
sponsored by Juniata, Lehigh came in
second to the host club. Juniata finished
with 626 strokes while the Brown and
White had 646. Other teams in the
tourney included Temple, Muhlenberg,
Rutgers, St. Joseph, St. Francis, Indi-
ana State Teachers, Alliance, Western
Maryland, Scranton, Albright, Gan-
non, and Kings College.
The track team, too, had a success-
ful season with four victories in six
dual meets. Since the last Bulletin the
thin dads defeated Delaware, 80-45 ;
Franklin and Marshall, 73-53; and
The Lacrosse team won only three
of its nine matches this season. Since
its 11-3 victory over Franklin and
Marshall (see May Bulletin) the stick-
men lost 5-4 to Swarthmore; 10-2 to
Pennsylvania; defeated Stevens, 6-3,
and lost 10-2 to Rutgers, giving the
Scarlett the Middle Three champion-
The netmen campaigned a .500 sea-
son, winning six matches and losing
six. Scores of recent matches follow:
Upsala, 7-2 ; Temple, 4-5 ; Haverford,
2-7; Muhlenberg, 6-3; Lafayette, 5-4,
and Bucknell, 3-6.
Dick Gabriel, captain of Lehigh's
first undefeated football team and star
left fielder on the baseball team, was
declared the University's outstanding
athlete last month, and received a tro-
phy at the annual Flagpole Day exer-
Others honored included Mike Fili-
pos, two time Intercollegiate Wrestling
champion and co-captain of the 1950-
51 mat team, who received the Home
Club's award given annually to Le-
high's outstanding wrestler. Following
the presentation of awards, athletes
who earned letters and sweaters for
participation in fall and winter sports
campaigns received their insignia.
THE ALUMNI BULLETIN
EDWIN S. STACKHOUSE
111 Park Avenue. Greenwich, Conn.
We have heard indirectly through
the Grossarts that Harwi is not so good
physically, and there is some doubt if
he will be able to make the Lehigh re-
union this June. Let us hope, however,
that the tide for him will turn favor-
able again, and that we may see him
at the reunion as of yore.
A most interesting letter was re-
ceived recently from H. O. Koller of
Reading, Pa., president of the Reading
Automobile Co., who was a devoted
1886 man in the long, long ago, and
we are glad to know that his heart still
beats for Lehigh although we have not
heard from him for these many years.
The following is quoted directly from
"Yes, I am the same fellow as at Le-
high — I lived at the Psi U fraternity
house on Market Street.
"Believe it or not — but I remember
you well and am delighted to hear from
you. It brings back old memories of
the happy days spent in Bethlehem and
the walks across New Street bridge
every morning, often with the temper-
ature around zero, or in deep snow.
"I cannot tell you now definitely
whether I can join the few remaining
classmates at the June reunion or not,
but I would be glad to hear from you
to know how many of our fellows are
still in existence. I am in good health
and on the job daily as general mana-
ger and president of the corporation,
with the assistance of my son, Fred,
who was a Dartmouth man."
Mark de Wolfe Howe, the son of our
Doctor Mark Howe, and a Harvard law
professor, has an article in The New
York Times Magazine of April 8, 1951,
entitled, "Mr. Justice Holmes and His
Secretaries." As one of these secre-
taries or "Sons" of Justice Holmes,
Professor Howe speaks with authority.
He deals with the philosophical and
legal relationships between Justice
Holmes and his "Sons" rather than the
personal and social. It is a scholarly
piece and in the Harvard tradition and,
in substance, in Professor Howe's own
words, "For the first time these young
men saw their professional competence
in perspective, and in doing so discov-
ered those relationships between
knowledge, character and intelligence
which are so seldom revealed to young
men and women in our institutions of
higher learning. The year with Holmes
thus served the purpose of giving edu-
cation its largest meaning."
HOWARD A. FOER1NG
1851 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, Pa.
We received recently from Sherman
a clipping from the Raleigh Times con-
taining a three-column account of the
dedication of the new $1,300,000 "Rid-
dick Engineering Laboratory" dedicat-
ed to our deceased classmate, W. C.
Riddick. He was the first dean of engi-
neering and fourth president of North
Carolina State College. As president he
successfully guided the college through
the turbulent period of the first world
war. Under his guidance the college
made some of its greatest progress. He
contributed tremendously to the de-
velopment of engineering education at
the college and in the State.
Sherman writes that the death of his
partner has temporarily thrust upon
him an unanticipated load, but that he
is reorganizing the firm so as to obtain
relief. Why don't you retire, old fellow,
like most of the rest of us living '90
Pratt — president, director, and chief
stockholder in the "Borrowed Time
Club" of Oak Park, 111. — is still enter-
taining the world's notables at his Oak
Park mansion. This keeps him so busy
that he cannot find the file in which he
keeps the address of our class presi-
dent, Frank duPont Thomson, as well
as that of your correspondent, and thus
gets himself into difficulties. Fortun-
ately, "Bethlehem" is sufficient to get
mail to your correspondent.
0ku* oj tX9t
399 McClelland Dr., Pittsburgh 27, Pa.
The photograph and text below have
come from Rench.
"With the thought that surviving
members and possibly some others may
wish to see how time has treated a
graduate of six decades back, I offer
this photograph. It was taken the other
day, at about the midpoint of my 83rd
year, by my daughter Edna (Mrs. Ber-
"My claim to posterity is the contri-
bution I have been privileged to make
to advancement in railway mainten-
ance practice. It is a source of pride to
me that 24,000 of my published books
have gone into the hands of railway
men over a period of a third of a cen-
tury, which are exclusive of three edi-
tions of Railway Engineering and Main-
tenance Cyclopedia, through two of
which I was managing editor.
"I can rightly claim not only that I
wrote assiduously about the subjects
covered, but that I had a part in the
making of improved standards, espe-
cially in the handling of curve and
switch problems. My most notable ac-
complishment was the revision of my
Roadway and Track so that it was
deemed suitable for translation and
publication in Japan early in 1950 as
part of the Government's reorientation
"I regret that to date no logical op-
portunity has been afforded that would
permit me to give due recognition to
my alma mater for the substantial
groundwork laid at Lehigh and the in-
centive created by my academic studies
which led to my adoption of railroad-
ing as my life work."
WALTER F. RENCH
Sixty years out and going strong
T. C. RODERICK
Wahkonsa Hotel, Fort Dodge, Iowa
All the news of '9 4 that I have re-
ceived in the past months has been of
the type we dislike receiving, but I
presume that when one considers that
those of us who are still in circulation
are approaching our SOth milestone, or
have already passed it, such news is
what is to be expected.
On March 1, Ed Warner wrote me
and reported the death of Bill Payne
on February 12, commenting on his
sterling character and general likable-
ness. Now Arthur AV. Henshaw writes
me that Ed passed on to join the great
majority on April 12, 19 51, in his 80th
I last saw Ed on the University cam-
pus at our 5 5th reunion. While he was
unable, because of his "underpinning,"
as he expressed it. to partake in our
class exercises, he was cheerful and
enjoying the occasion.
Henshaw in his letter mentioned
that Ed, who was best man at his wed-
ding, became interested in one of the
bridesmaids, who was Mrs. Henshaw's
sister, and later maried her. His wife,
two children and six grandchildren sur-
I also received a letter from Shew
Shepherd who was informed of War-
ner's death because a letter he had
written to Ed arrived after his passing
and had been answered by Mrs. War-
ner. Shep, of course, was greatly shock-
ed. In commenting on his contact with
Ed he said, "Ed was a splendid chap,
a gentleman always. We were friends
at sight back in 189 and remained so
ever after — I shall miss his genial
smile and cheery word." That describes
Ed as I knew him, and Shep's summary
will fit my memory of him.
Shep in his letter of April 3 also
mentioned the fact that, if he survived
the night, he would pass his 78th mile-
stone. As I have not heard to the con-
trary I hereby offer my congratulations
to him and hope he will have enough
more passed milestones to make them
look like a picket fence when he checks
As my records show, we still have 2 7
of our original S5 graduates, which fig-
ures almost 32%, which after 57 years
is not too bad.
FRANCIS LEE CASTLEMAN
Whitney Road, University Campus
I am writing this about the first of
May from Long Island where I have
been spending some time. As I have
nothing at hand pertaining directly to
'9 5 or Lehigh affairs, I will make some
observations in regard to a recent trip
At the invitation of Professor Eney,
the head of the civil engineering de-
partment and director of the Fritz En-
gineering Laboratory, I journeyed by
train from New York up to Bethlehem
on April 16 and attended a symposium
of the senior civils, a group of about
fifty. I talked to them on the "Evolu-
tion of the Art and Science of Bridge-
building and Present Day Practices."
I agree with the statement that of
all the structures created by the hand
of man, the great bridges, with their
functional purpose so evident, the sim-
plicity of their general lines and the
harmony of their proportions, make an
appeal to man's imagination and aes-
thetic sense beyond that of any other
structures. From this you can see that
I was dealing with a subject matter
close to my heart. The boys exhibited
a keen interest in both the history and
traditions of bridgebuilding and in the
methods and procedures of today.
Before the talk I sat in on their
meeting, at which were present mem-
bers of the teaching staff, but which
was presided over by a student. They
discussed various projects and general
problems all in a very businesslike and
democratic way. I could not help but
recall the times of over 5 years ago
when we sat in this same lecture room
(102 Packer Hall) and waited for the
great Merriman to come out from his
inner sanctum and take over, with all
expected to be at attention or "else."
We lived under a benevolent dictator-
ship and sometimes not so very "bene-
volent." Possibly the trouble was with-
in ourselves and today's students, in
spite of much that is said to the con-
trary, are traveling on a more even
keel. I seemed to feel, however, that
the spirit of Merriman, the giant of his
day, still hovered over the place and
that the work of the department was
being carried on, perhaps unconscious-
ly, retaining the best traditions of that
day, but supplemented manyfold by
the advantage of better equipment and
the advance in knowledge both in the
field of theory and research.
After the meeting Professor Eney
showed me through the department. I
saw some interesting apparatus for
finding mechanically the stresses in
statically indeterminate structures, and
also their soils laboratory, which has
been installed in the basement of Pack-
er Hall, with all the modern equipment
and methods employed in this field of
engineering investigation. Then down
to Fritz Laboratory where I observed
their procedure in some interesting re-
search problems in steel, concrete and
hydraulics, including the model of a
dam where they were investigating
certain vibrational effects in connection
with the spillway, the results of which
would either verify or disprove certain
assumptions for the engineers now en-
gaged in the design of the prototype.
They have the equipment and the tal-
ent for both teaching and research —
seemingly a good setup for their high
grade course in civil engineering.
Their equipment is of course much
in contrast to the laboratory equipment
of our day (which, however, was as
good as the other engineering schools
of that day).
From my observations I would say
that had we been confronted at that
time with the requirements of the pres-
ent C.E. course, we would have had to
put in considerably more study than
many of us did.
After this inspection the day was
over and I did not have an opportunity
to get in touch with several in Bethle-
hem I had hoped to see, or even get to
pay my respects at the alumni office.
WILLIAM STEWART AYARS
269 Leonia Avenue, Leonia, N. J.
On Friday last, I received notice that
this contribution was due on the 10th.
Furthermore, I was informed that the
June issue, for which these words are
intended, would not be mailed until 14
June. Hence, any "Come-back-to-the-
Campus-for-Reunion" pleas would be
much too late to serve any purpose.
You will thus find no such urges here-
in contained; in fact, I fear you won't
find much of anything unless certain
matter I have sent in previously is in-
The matter referred to consists of a
letter from a classmate not often heard
from: Jack Sesser. I think Jack has
written only once before since I started
to write this column; and that was a
good many years ago. Here's the letter:
"816 Alhambra Road
"If you will refer to the '96 year
book you will see that I am reaching
the age when all should begin to put
their 'house in order.' In as much as I
have no relatives living I've been going
through many of my 'old papers' and
destroying them. In these trying times
no one is interested very much in the
life of the other fellow or his past ac-
tions. . . .
"I had an odd experience in 1900. I
had just landed at Honolulu to accept
a position as engineer for the Oloa
Sugar Co. on the Island of Hilo. After
we (my bride and I) had landed we
found we were in the midst of a 'Black
Plague' epidemic — people were drop-
THE ALUMNI BULLETIN
ping dead on the streets, homes were
being burned and all business was at a
standstill — and whom did I meet on
the street there but Vic Johnson — think
he was in the class of '9 5. So you see
some Lehigh men do 'get about.'
"As for me personally, I am doing
okay. When Dave Hall showed me the
class picture of '96 at the 1950 reunion
I said 'Well Avars and myself still have
our hair on our heads even if there is
not a great deal under it.'
"Hope you have found this letter of
interest. Cordially, Jack Sesser."
So far I have not found anybody to
accompany me on the drive to Bethle-
hem unless Teece Yates would like to
go, as he did last year. From which
you can guess that it is my present in-
tention to be there, if only for the
Back-Every-Year dinner. Both Mrs.
Ayars and I have managed to get
through attacks of this wretched "vi-
rus flu" but neither of us is really 100
per cent recovered. We have been hav-
ing several days of really fine spring
weather and my lawn and garden are
thriving. This garden is now practical-
ly a "self-starting" one, and keeps us
in flowers from early crocus to late
chrysanthemum. Most of it is composed
of hardy annuals, biennials and peren-
nials and they need little attention be-
yond weeding, fertilizing and occasion-
al separation when they get too crowd-
ed. Many of the most attractive plants
are wild ones; some volunteers and
some I brought in from the nearby Jer-
sey meadows. They include a wide var-
iety of ferns, the small and dainty wild
iris, both white and yellow daisies,
Michaelmas daisies, a fine display of
Jack-in-the-pulpit and a large bed of
lily-of-the-valley. This of course has
long been cultivated; but it is listed as
a wild plant in several books. There are
also many thriving clumps of one of
the many day-lilies; found them grow-
ing wild in the meadows. I was quite
amused when one of the big and very
expensive seedsman-florists sent me a
special catalogue of day lilies, illustrat-
ed in full color. One was exactly like
those I had got down in the meadows;
and it was listed at 50£ per plant. Mine
grow and multiply rapidly by spread-
ing from the roots; but they make no
seeds. However the catalogues list
many as hybrids, so some of them must
be fertile. Mine seem to be sterile hy-
brids; properly, mules! I recall as a
small boy finding at my grandmother's
a book about canaries, and it men-
tioned the "mule" canary. But all my
efforts to get any adult in the family to
explain to me how a canary could be
also a mule were entirely in vain. It
reminds me of the time I asked a school
teacher the difference between a bull
and an ox. She hemmed and hawed for
several moments and then replied:
"That is a very improper question to
ask; you might as well ask me what is
the difference between a boy and a
Some years ago I asked in this col-
umn if any reader could tell me the
date of a picture that hangs over my
desk — and has hung there for many
years. It is what used to be called a
"birds' eye" view, because there were
no airplanes in those happy days. The
old faculty residences are there; the
Packard lab is not; Drown Hall is
there, also the dorms back of it; there
is apparently one fraternity house on
the campus. Christmas and Saucon
Halls are there as in our day, likewise
the athletic field, the library and the
little old observatory. I think I got
this picture while I was teaching in
Penn State, between 1905 and 1910.
With its frame it measures 19i" x
42 J"; frame is 2" wide. One funny old
automobile is shown on Packer Ave-
nue, and several sporty horse-drawn
Mrs. Siegel, Joe's wife, tells me that
several men have written to Joe since
I gave his present address and that Joe
was delighted. He cannot himself re-
ply but don't let that hold you back.
Hookie Baldwin is also delighted to
hear from you. Better write Joe at his
New York residence, 180 W. 58th St.,
New York City 19; Hookie, 1362 Union
St., Schenectady 8, N. Y. My own ad-
dress is well known to all of you; how
about writing me once in a while?
(21*4* ^ tX9X
HENRY T. BORHEK
30 Wall Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
As class agent for '98, I have just
finished a letter reporting on 1898's
standing in the Alumni Fund campaign
and sent it to Sam Harleman for trans-
mission to the class. This term "class
agent" always reminds me of the old
"Dime Novels" which I read as a boy —
about 1888 or '89. Do you remember
old Cap Collier, Nick Carter and all the
other sterling characters who battled
with the "Road Agents," as the ban-
dits, train robbers and highwaymen
were called in those days? Well! You
probably get the idea. There is con-
sternation in Philadelphia, Pa., espe-
cially among the seals in the Philadel-
phia Zoological Gardens. Edwin (Ed)
H. Kiehl has shaken the dust of Phila-
delphia from his feet and moved lock,
stock and barrel to 725 N. Thornton
St., Orlando, Fla., where he will be
glad to see all his friends as well as,
or rather especially, any beautiful
blondes (so he says) who evince an in-
terest in his new residence.
Frank N. Kneas, still engaged in ac-
tive practice as a consulting engineer
in Philadelphia, has promised that he
will send me some information about
himself for use in our class letter.
After the opening of the trout sea-
son, I sent Daggett several newspaper
pictures showing the heavy concentra-
tion of opening day fishermen (dis-
tinctly NOT anglers) on the Musconet-
cong River, New Jersey. "Roots," in
his acknowledgment, said that in days
past he had fished in several New Jer-
sey streams but had never seen such
crowds as pictured now.
By the time you read this, the an-
nual Bach Festival, held in the Packer
Memorial Chapel each May, will be a
thing of the past. Our classmate, How-
ard Wiegner, a charter member of the
choir, sang with them again this year.
The campus never looks more beauti-
ful than at Bach Festival time and is
an added inspiration to the hundreds
of music lovers who attend each year.
I distinctly remember the first Bach
Festival given in Bethlehem, more than
50 years ago. With many others I sat
on the lawn outside of Central Mora-
vian church and listened to the sing-
ing of Dr. Wolle's Bach Choir. The mu-
sic, which to me and many others was
merely noise, was to music lovers an
epoch-making event. Many years
passed before I took an interest in the
annual festival, but the old Moravian
Chorales which have always been sung
in the Moravian church, and two daugh-
ters greatly interested in music, espe-
cially that of Bach, finally educated
me to a certain degree of appreciation
and I now attend each festival with
You would enjoy attending the an-
nual Festival, hearing the inspiring
music, seeing the people and the cam-
pus, and being part of the audience.
Seats in the chapel are always reserved
far in advance, and by reason of the
demand for seats the Festival has been
repeated one week after the first per-
formance for several years past. Scar-
city of seats in the chapel need not pre-
vent one from hearing the Choir, for
the music is faithfully reproduced in
the auditorium of Packard Lab by
means of a high fidelity sound system
engineered some years ago by L.U.'s
electrical department. Come to Bethle-
hem for the '5 2 Festival; it will be a
pleasure to show you around.
(ZIcua tf fX99
ARTHUR W. KLEIN
43 Wall Street, Bethlehem, Pa.
A. P. Steckel was in town a few days
ago, although I did not see him. He
wrote me that he was planning to be
back for the alumni doings in June.
C. F. Carman is laying plans to be
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back at that time and hopes to bring
G. A. Home with him.
I have had several letters from J. H.
Klinck, who lives in Tampa, Fla., large-
ly in connection with some citrus fruit
he sent me from Florida. He called the
first shipment, consisting of grapefruit,
oranges, lemons and several addition-
al varieties, "a salvo of citrus bombs."
I wrote such an enthusiastic letter
of appreciation that he sent a "repeat
salvo." He is well and doing a lot of
"heavy looking on." In other words, he
is enjoying his retirement.
There is no other class news at the
^w<t oj ?902
F. E. DE GOLIAN
P. 0. Box 973, Atlanta 1, Ga.
Your Correspondent was delighted
to hear from our good friend, W. Frank
Roberts who, as you probably know,
now can be located at 802 Keyser
Bldg., Baltimore, Md.
Roberts seems to be enjoying life,
and we are proud to know that on
April 25 he was awarded the Annual
L-in-Life Cup. You just can't hold a
good man down! — and we were very
happy to hear from Frank.
In the same mail your correspondent
also received a very interesting letter
from Bob Jarecki. Bob is taking life
mighty easy these days and together
with his charming wife is now enroute
to Italy and will come back by way of
Switzerland and Southern France.
What a life, fellows! What a life! It
tempts one to give up this struggle for
existence and bask in the sunshine of
Your correspondent has been rais-
ing cain with you gentlemen individ-
ually and collectively for "dope" to
put in the Bulletin, and I want to
thank you for the fine cooperation that
you gave me. It has just occurred to
me, however, that while holding your
feet to the fire I failed to give you a
line on my own activities.
Since 1902, I have lived through a
series of events of which the following
is a rough sketch:
The five years intervening between
1902 and 1907 were spent in Foreign
Service. 1907 starts my professional
life as a structural engineer. The im-
petus which gave this direction was my
falling in love with Regina Gertrude
Carr of Virginia (if you please, Sub.!),
and in order that you Damyankees
might get some conception of what it
means to be a Virginian, I will illus-
trate with the following little incident
which you can put in your pipes and
It is said that a man was traveling
with his little son, and one morning at
breakfast, during the conversation
with another traveler seated across the
breakfast table, the little boy inquired,
"Mr. So-and-So, where are you from?"
Whereupon his father shook his finger
and stopped the youngster with the ad-
monition never to ask a man where he
is from because if he is from Virginia
he will tell you in the first two minutes
of the conversation — but if he is not
from Virginia, then for God's sake save
him the humiliation of being obliged to
And so I carried on with the usual
run of joys and sorrows and family
happiness, during which I acquired two
sons, three daughters, and up to this
time eighteen grandchildren, in the
meantime absorbing so much of this
southern atmosphere I count myself a
southerner by adoption, with a feeling
of deep sympathy for those of you de-
nied this same privilege.
Life has not always been a contin-
uous joy and pleasure; like most of us,
were we to relive the past, mistakes
due to inexperience, ignorance, or any
other cause might have been avoided.
I feel a great satisfaction, however,
that as a designing engineer with sev-
eral large engineering organisms I was
largely instrumental in the design and
construction of many important struc-
tures, among others the St. John's Riv-
er Bridge and Flint River Bridge.
Harking back to my days at Lehigh,
you will perhaps recall that the class
honored me with many favors, such as
being elected president of the Engi-
neering Society, leader of the College
Orchestra, Class Prophet, and other
honors to which I always reacted with
a feeling of inadequacy. Then came
selection to Tau Beta Pi, appointment
by the faculty as coach in German,
French, mathematics and other similar
One often recalls those wonderful
days: beer at Carl Rennig's, the mar-
velous oratory of Professor Stewart,
his eulogies and sarcasms that hit
many of us right between the eyes.
There was old "Trite" Thomas, kneel-
ing devoutly at Chapel while some of
you irreverent mugs, with bowed heads,
were reading a paper or boning for a
I will never forget the freshman
"rush" with Parsons and Dumas, tears
running down their cheeks, exhorting
us poor devils to greater effort in push-
ing back the hated sophs. Fellows,
these memories stir emotions in me
and I live through them in retrospect.
I expect this is about enough along
that line, but before closing I want to
touch on a subject about which we
must start thinking and on which I
will dwell many times in future
months, and that is the approach of
our class reunion in '52.
Time is gradually taking its toll and
the few of us who remain must main-
tain even closer personal ties and take
advantage of this opportunity to press
the hand of affectionate fellowship, so
let us plan the trip far in advance.
This is all for today, but more is
coming soon. Until then, Vale!
(2bu4 *4 t<?04
E. LOU FARABAUGH
102S West Market St., Bethlehem, Pa.
Again a group of the Noted Class of
1904 will meet for our 47th reunion on
June 1G to hash over the old days of
fraternalism on the University campus
as we left it 47 years ago. It would be
well for every one of us to have the
events and pranks of those days firmly
planted in our minds and supplement
them with documentary evidence, such
as was required of General MacArthur,
as I have before me while writing this
the Brown and White issues covering
our four years at the University. By
the way, speaking of General MacAr-
thur I note that he played left field for
the Army in the Army-Lehigh game on
May 11, 1901, when we visited West
Point. His record shows one hit, one
stolen base and one error, but I still
don't recall his face. Also Admiral
Halsey was fullback on the Navy team
which we played at Annapolis October
18, 1902, and while the game ended in
a battle royal prize fight, I am not sure
that he was one of those whom I hit.
It may have been that he was one of
those Navy men who hit me. There
were only IS of us Lehigh men op-
posed by the Navy team augmented by
the whole Academy from the stands.
However, the officers of the institution
seemed to be on our side. They quickly
dispersed the Middies, we returned
safely to Bethlehem, and the score of
the game remained 5 to 5. No verdict
of the battle was ever rendered. It just
passed as an episode enjoyed by all
participants. You may wonder why I
referred in the first line to the class as
a notable one. The reason is printed in
the Brown and White of February 20,
1901 as follows: "Now that the class of
1904 have passed from the profanely
fresh state and have become simply
freshmen, we feel that we may with
safety bestow a little well merited praise
on them for introducing basketball into
athletics at Lehigh. So let the upper
classes for once follow where they
should have led and work to make bas-
ketball a fixture at the University, and
don't forget to give the Freshman Class
of 1904 the credit in the end." (Sounds
a lot like Abe Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address.) This was written after the
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first game ever played at Lehigh and
was Class of 19 04 L.U. vs. Nativity of
Bethlehem, January S, 1901. No ad-
mission was charged and the game
was won by '04, the score .3 7 to 5.
When the third game was played our
genial redhead, Parke Hutchinson, the
manager, decided to cash in on a 15-
Word from Bill Cram, 231 W. Paces
Ferry Rd., Atlanta, Ga., who will be
here to see his son graduate in June.
Letter from Mac MacFarlane, presi-
dent of Minneapolis-Moline Co., Min-
neapolis, which company has just taken
over the B. F. Avery Co. of Louisville,
Ky. Mac informs me that he and his
wife spent some time in Nassau in the
Bahamas, then West Palm Beach and
motored back by easy stages to Minne-
apolis, only to be greeted by a blizzard
and an all-time record snowfall. He
had contacted Abe Borowsky, president
of the George Garrett Co., D & Tioga
Sts., Philadelphia, who was spending
the winter at the Roney Plaza at Miami
Have contacted all the local mem-
bers of the class — Clint Bloss, Herman
Coleman, Mike Jones, Horace Cleave-
lund, George Desh, Herb Hartzog and
Parke Hutchinson — within the past
Jesse Underwood states that he will
be unable to be here in June, as he
would like to be, and that he enjoyed
reading how Doc Bonner was finally
smoked out of hibernation.
Moose McCormick can't be with us in
June, as he is busy with Housing, but
sends his bestest to all assembled.
Pete Pfahler says his chances of re-
turning this time are all agin it. (Rem-
iniscent of Cal Coolidge.)
Harry Edmonds says illness of wife
will prevent his return for the 4 7th.
Ollie Haller also has illness in the
family and will spend the summer at
his home on Lake Erie for the con-
Lester Bernstein is in the Graduate
Hospital, 19th & Lombard Sts., Phila-
delphia, slowly recovering from a heart
ailment. Lester's home is in Los An-
geles, Calif. We want Lester to know
we are all pulling for him to win.
Gordon Brandes has a planned trip
coming up in June which prevents his
being here for the festivities. So ends
the news for a dull time of the year.
<#W oj t905
WILLIAM H. LESSER
1322 Myrtle St., Scranton, Pa.
You have all'received the letter dat-
ed April 30 from Bill Estes in which
he told you that he and Nick Funk are
planning a class book for our 50th
year reunion. In it he asked for a
thumbnail sketch of your career, inter-
esting anecdotes, your present job, how
many wives and children, old college
or reunion pictures, etc. They want to
make this brochure a really first-rate
biography of the class, so please make
an effort to give Bill all the data you
can, and do it now.
Bill is also plugging for a get-togeth-
er every year at reunion time, so keep
in mind the fact that we want you back
The current issue of the Florida En-
gineer, published by the students of
the University of Florida, carried this
article about John Dent. It is certainly
a fine record for a teacher to have and
we are all proud of him.
"The mechanical engineering depart-
ment is fortunate indeed to have a man
of the calibre of Prof. John A. Dent.
Professor Dent is known not only by
his familiar green eyeshade and keen
sense of humor, but for his common
sense approach to the complex prob-
lems of engineering.
"It was Florida's sunshine and fine
weather that brought Professor Dent
here to recover from a severe attack of
pneumonia. He came to us from the
University of Pittsburgh where he was
head of the mechanical engineering de-
partment from 1928 until 1940. In
19 40 he retired as department head
but continued as a professor until
"Professor Dent is a native of
Pennsylvania. He was born at Brook-
land in 188 5, graduated from West-
ern High School, Washington, D. C.,
in 19 01, and Lehigh University in
1905. He has had a variety of inter-
esting experiences in the engineering
profession, beginning as a cub engi-
neer at Bethlehem Steel Co., where
he worked for two years, then con-
tinuing in a like capacity with the
New York Transit Co., a pipeline sub-
sidiary of Standard Oil Co., with
headquarters at Binghamton, until
"It was at this point that his teach-
ing career began; he joined the fac-
ulty at the University of Illinois, re-
maining there until the outbreak of
World War I. In the Aircraft Arma-
ment Section of the A.E.F., with head-
quarters at Paris, Professor Dent was
the first in the U. S. Army to do work
with aerial bombs. September 1919
saw Captain John A. Dent, U. S. Army
Ordnance Department, returning to
his first love, the engineering school
(Professor Dent is a bachelor). At
this time he joined the faculty of the
University of Kansas. He was promot-
ed to associate professor in 1920 and to
a full professorship in 1926. The Uni-
versity of Pittsburgh gained his serv-
ices in 1928 where he was head of
the mechanical engineering depart-
ment and remained until 1946 when
he came to Florida.
"In addition to all these accom-
plishments, Professor Dent is the co-
author, with A. C. Harper, of Kine-
matics and Kinetics of Machinery,
and with F. M. Flanigan and J. H.
Smith, wrote the Kinematics text now
used at Florida. He has also pub-
lished several technical articles and
has spent several summers working
in the turbine design department of
Westinghouse Electric Mfg. Co. at
"He is a member of Tau Beta Pi,
Sigma Tau, Pi Tau Sigma, Sigma Xi,
Triangle (the engineering fraternity),
American Society of Mechanical Engi-
neers, American Society for Engineer-
ing Education, and the American Asso-
ciation of University Professors.
"Engineering students never cease
to marvel at Professor Dent's ability to
outstrip the fastest slide rule with his
rapid-fire mental calculations, nor to
appreciate his genuine interest in their
collective and individual problems."
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CHARLES F. GILMORE
1528 Greenmount Ave.
Dormont, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Here is a narrative that may explain
just why Circuit Court Judge William
H. Grimball, of Charleston, S. C, did
not attend the 45-year reunion of the
class of 1906. Judge Grimball was the
youngest in age in the class and one of
the brightest and liveliest. When
pranks were being played in college
days "Willie," as we called him, never
was among those missing the fun. But
here is a letter that tells his story: —
"Just a line to tell you that there is
nothing in the world that would bring
me so much pleasure and happiness as
to attend the 45-year reunion of the
class of 1906.
"The 'powers that be,' however, have
ruled otherwise. For my schedule of
courts requires me to preside over two
weeks of criminal court the first two
weeks in June here in Charleston, S.
C, and while my classmates, whom I
have thought of many, many times
during the years since 1906, are again
meeting in South Bethlehem I shall
have to be sitting in judgment in the
June heat of Charleston meting out
justice to a large number of no-count
scoundrels who are now sitting in the
jail house waiting for that court to
open its doors.
"Why, I ask, are there so many
criminals to spoil this beautiful world
which God has given us to live in?"
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SOUTH CAROLINA'S CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE WILLIAM H. GRIMBALL
No more hot robes or operating rooms after retirement
there appeared an interesting sketch
on the work and travels of a circuit
court judge iii South Carolina. It was
titled Circuit Court Judges Can Sleep
Anywhere. The article follows in part'
"Dealing out a death sentence is noi;
the only unpleasant part of the life of
a South Carolina Circuit Court judge.
"Judge William H. Grimhall, presid-
ing jurist of the fourteenth circuit, can
tell you that finding a place to lay his
head can be an onerous chore.
"During 2 4 years of swinging around
South Carolina to attend to his court
duties, Judge Grimball has slept in
every kind of a room from the best
the state's best hotels have to offer to
a converted hospital operating room.
"By the end of 1951 Judge Grimball,
named to the bench in 1926, will have
toured the fourteen circuits four and
one-half times. A railroad time table
and a map of South Carolina are as
much at home in his pocket as a hand-
kerchief is in yours or mine. He pulls
out a map and traces the state to show
where 'there isn't a semblance of a
hotel or anything you could hardly call
a hotel.' He likes to recall his experi-
ence many years ago when he arrived
in a small town late at night on his first
visit. It was Sunday. He was to open
court the following morning. He was
sleepy and tired from a 200-mile ride
on a local train. He was covered with
cinders from the smokestack of the
laboring little locomotive.
"Trudging over the main street he
pulled up at a small brick building
with a 'Room for Rent' sign dangling
over the door. After considerable rap-
ping he aroused the manager and was
shown to a second floor room. He de-
cided to take a bath but there was no
hot water. He tumbled into bed with
scarcely a look at the room. At 8 o'clock
next morning he opened his eyes in the
terrific glare of the sun coming-
through many windows and saw hang-
ing from the ceiling above him all
sorts of lights. He had taken his night's
rest in a former hospital and was sleep-
ing in the operating room. With almost
painful effort he managed to shave in
the cold water and head for the court-
"Judge Grimball estimates that he
has spent 12 of the nearly 2 5 years on
the bench away from his native
Charleston, living mainly in shabby
hotels and boarding houses.
" 'I'll tell you this' says Judge Grim-
ball, 'the food in the small towns is
wonderful, but I am always glad to get
back to Charleston dishes and our sea
"In a quarter of a century the judge
has seen vast improvements in the
roads of South Carolina. In early days
he traveled almost exclusively by
train; now he travels mostly by auto-
mobile and bus. Probably no Charles-
tonian has traveled as many miles
within the triangular-shaped South
Carolina or knows more lawyers or
"Like the other 14 jurists Judge
Grimball sits in his home county every
June term of circuit court.
" 'Man, it is always hotter than you
know what,' says Judge Grimball, 'in
our courtroom,' where he must swelter
in a heavy black robe.
"Judge Grimball is sold on the ro-
tating system used for judges in South
Carolina's courts. Any possible influ-
ence on a judge is eliminated when a
judge sits in different counties con-
stantly. The system certainly provides
for better justice.
"Judge Grimball ranks as one of the
state's most popular jurists. He is 6 4
years of age and has eight more years
on the bench before reaching the com-
pulsory retirement age of 72. When he
retires the judge receives retirement
pay and is not allowed to practice law."
And there is where the spirit of
Judge Grimball, "Willie" of the Class
of 1906, asserts itself again, for says
he, "When I'm through working it's
going to be all play for me."
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JOHN A. BRODHEAD
7 Brookside Ave., Greenfield, Mass.
On March 30 Ira Wheeler and Mrs.
Wheeler sailed from New York harbor
on the Grace Line boat, Santa Paula,
for a delightful, 12-day cruise to upper
South American waters and countries.
The first stop was at Curacao in the
Dutch West Indies. There is a huge oil
refinery there where oil from the Ven-
ezuelan wells is refined. Curacao is also
a "free port" with opportunity for
many inexpensive purchases, but not
of articles from the U. S.
They then went on to La Guira, the
seaport for Caracas, capital of Vene-
zuela. Here they took an automobile
trip, up 3,000 feet into the mountains,
and spent a day and a night at the new
Hotel Avila. From there they motored
160 miles to a seaport called Cabello
where they stayed two nights and a
day. It was at this port that they re-
gained their ship, which had moved
around from Caracas. After a brief
stop at Carthagena in Colombia they
returned to New York City.
Ira says that neither he nor Mrs.
Wheeler was seasick, that they were
"good sailors," but that a lot of pas-
sengers didn't do so well.
A marriage announcement! On April
14, John Loose was married to Aimee
Haydock Collier in New York City's
Little Church Around the Corner.
John's first wife died some time ago.
Best of wishes from '07! Trust Mrs.
Loose will be with you at our 45th!
D. M. PETTY
1275 Daly Ave., Bethlehem, Pa.
First, let me state that the picture
taken from Galbraith's (1911 corres-
pondent) Kodak album, and shown in
the April Bulletin, is very good and
well remembered by the members of
the class of '09, but the identification
of the people in the picture is very bad-
ly garbled. By competent authority the
subjects are, reading from left to right:
Bechtel, Turner, Heller, Petty, Scheal-
er, Harvey, Gruber, Rick, all '0 9, and
Peterman, '11. This is a duplicate of a
picture Ben Campbell loaned me from
his album, and '0 9 is very familiar with
both the names and the circumstances.
We are very glad to tell you more
about Alfred S. Osbourne's (Al to us)
election as president of the Union
Barge Line Corporation. He succeeds
Mr. Alex W. Dann and Mr. Dann be-
comes chairman of the board of direc-
tors. As we all know, Al has been run-
ning the Union Barge Line Corp. for
some time and we are very glad this
recognition has come to him. In addi-
tion to his duties as president of the
Union Barge Line, he is currently serv-
ing as a director of the Pittsburgh
Branch, Military Transportation Asso-
ciation, and is a member of the Army
Ordnance Association, the American
Waterways Operators, the Pittsburgh
Coal Exchange, the Traffic Club of
Pittsburgh, the Traffic and Transpor-
tation Club of Pittsburgh, the Propel-
ler Club, the Pittsburgh Chamber of
Commerce, the Duquesne Club and St.
Clair Country Club. He is also presi-
dent of the Board of Trustees of the
Westminster Presbyterian Church of
Upper St. Clair. From this you can all
readily understand that he is a busy
man, and that is one of the reasons why
he was elected an alumnus trustee of .
I am very glad to say that the Alum-
ni Fund donations from the class of
'09 have been coming in very nicely,
and I hope that those who have not yet
responded to the urge will get their
donation in before June 3 so as to be
counted in this year's figures. Don't
forget your gift to Lehigh is a vote of
confidence in the administration, espe-
cially Dr. Whitaker, and I am sure '09
IRA WHEELER, 07
Aboard ship for South America
wants to be recorded as 100% Lehigh
and for Dr. Whitaker.
I had a note from Johnny Shultz
when I returned from Arizona, and
found I had been near his son located at
Los Alamos, New Mexico. He is a cap-
tain in the Army, West Point '43. His
son Dick, Lehigh '50, is at Scranton,
Pa. Glad to hear his sons are doing
well, but he failed to mention grand-
children. You know, most of us are
now carrying pictures of our grandchil-
No one has yet identified the dis-
tinguished looking man whose picture
graced our column in April. Of course,
there are a few who know first-hand
all about it.
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HOWARD M. FRY
Franklin and Marshall College
By the time this issue of the Bulle-
tin is delivered you will either be on
your way to Bethlehem for our forty-
first year get-together (we are saving
the word "reunion" for the forty-fifth
in 1955) or you will be regretting that
you are not with us. Everyone who had
any connection with the great class of
1910 has received a letter from "Peter"
Balinson, countersigned by "yours
truly," about our plans for the alumni
weekend. From letters already re-
ceived, it promises to be another grand
Quoting from a letter from Frank
C. Heard, 99 Rumsey Road, Yonkers
5, N. Y.:
"My hat is still off for both George
Bahnson and yourself for the great,
grand and glorious job you engineered
last year at our 'fortieth.' Gads, I sure
had a swell time from that Friday af-
ternoon when I was again with mem-
bers of the old guard, till I motored
back this way on Sunday with Eddie
Dailey! It was as if years of dross
were raked and shovelled about, and
in all that stuff there stood the pearls
and diamonds of the days when we
were all young, free and 'rarin' to go.
The jewels of memory were as bright
as they sparkled originally in the col-
"And that November afternoon that
I spent in Easton in 1950 was another
bright spot in the drab (?) existence of
this sinner. Was down there with 'Zip'
in the fall of 19 48, which was a pleas-
ant time also. May the remaining No-
vembers have some more such days for
all of us!
"As to this June, I have willful in-
tentions of being on hand, and will
need no entertainment committee to
see that I have a fine time. Might at-
tend the University Finance Committee
"Just an old man with young ideas
and, as ever, I am proud to be counted
as a 'Ten'."
A note from Hysler Zane, 18 North-
field Ave., West Orange, N. J.:
"Just to advise you that Curt Tres-
sler and self will be on hand for our
"I'll wager that between thirty and
thirty-five will be on hand. So get go-
ing. It's later than you think. Be see-
ing you there."
A letter from Mrs. Edward F. Lar-
kin, 330 Webber PI., Elmira, N. Y., ad-
dressed to Carvill Gorman, was for-
warded to us. It reads in part:
"My husband, Edward F. Larkin,
died suddenly of a heart attack in
1934. We had four small children and
it has been a very uphill task to raise
them, but they all did well and have
been a great joy to me. My daughter is
married and living here in Elmira.
Robert worked his way through Penn
State, and was graduated with a degree
in Electrical Engineering. Thanks to
Uncle Sam and the Signal Corps — he
was in the Service nearly five years —
he also had time at Yale, Harvard and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(radar study). He is now doing re-
search for General Electric Corp. at
Syracuse. He only recently returned
from White Sands, N. M., after demon-
strating and selling for General Elec-
tric to Douglas Aircraft, one of his
"Edward, Jr. was killed in Germany
while in service in 19 45. He had work-
ed his way through Rochester Univer-
sity, majoring in accounting. He had
a nice job at Eastman when he enlist-
ed in the Air Corps, where he was a
navigator on a B-17.
"Bernard, the youngest, was injured
in Germany while in our Air Force. He
is here in Elmira working in the auto
parts department of Chrysler-Plymouth
garage. Wears a brace all the time.
"Trust you will excuse this personal
stuff in answer to your alumni 1910
letter, but I hope it may be of some
interest to some of Ed's classmates."
Earle C. Smith, 1408 S. 51st St.,
Philadelphia 43, Pa., writes:
"Was glad to get your letter and to
hear that life has been good to you
and your family.
"Sorry I missed the fortieth reunion,
as I would have enjoyed seeing so
many of our class.
"In June 19 48 I retired from my
work with the U. S. Bureau of Re-
clamation after spending some 20
years in isolated spots, such as Boulder
(Hoover) Dam, Shasta Dam, near Red-
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ding, and Friant-Kern Canal, near
"My wife has passed on; my only
child, a daughter, is still in the WAC's
as a warrant officer, so realizing, as the
song goes, 'It's later than you think,'
I have had a chance to see my brothers
and sisters who live in the Philadel-
"I did get to see the last football
game at Easton, which proved to be a
really satisfying one. This was the first
since 1925. I expect to spend some
time here in Philadelphia.
"I have not seen many of my class-
mates since graduating. Back in 1911
I ran into a fellow — Gallagher, I think
was his name — down in old Mexico,
South of Douglas, Ariz. He had en-
tered with our class, was taken sick in
our freshman year, and was reported
dead. We took up a collection for flow-
ers, so I was really surprised to see
"Then in 1912 I saw Gorman in
Jacksonville, Fla., where I was work-
ing for the City. He wanted to sell steel
plate for a tunnel under the St. John's
River. Still no tunnel.
"Some time in the twenties, 'Cap'
Treat and I were in Denver at the
same time. A really swell fellow.
"I saw several others after the first
world war, and spent some time with
'Pat' Riley. Met Jimmy Smith when I
was sweating on surveys of the tunnels
at Boulder Dam. Jim was selling pow-
"Give my regards to the class, and I
hope to see many of them at the next
Letter from Terry Caffall, 616 Myr-
tle Blvd., Lafayette, La.:
"I was very much interested in Hy-
sler Zane's suggestion in the March is-
sue of the Bulletin that our class re-
unions should be held annually from
now on and, like you, am heartily in
accord with it. However, while the spir-
it is more than willing unfortunately
the flesh is rather weak, and it would
not be possible for me, for reasons of
health, to undertake such a long trip.
I shall, however, be anxious to have
news of it, and on that particular Sat-
urday I shall, having allowed for the
difference between Central and Day-
light Saving Time, drink a toast to the
boys in absentia.
"Thank you for the addresses of
Brad Waltz and Frank Heard, which
will give me an opportunity of drop-
ping them a card in return. . . ."
It has been a lot of fun and com-
paratively a simple matter to assemble
material for this column. But if we are
to have news about members of our
class next year, we must have more let-
ters, particularly from those who have
not written as yet. During the summer
months please write a brief letter for
use in the Bulletin. You will make my
job much easier and you will help to
continue the interest in our class.
Well, let's have ourselves a time in
good old Bethlehem on June 15 and 16.
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EDWARD J. CLEMENT
ISO Hilton Ave., Hempstead, N. Y.
To be up to snuff these days, a news
columnist must be able to make pre-
dictions so that he can brag about how
many of them turn out to be accurate.
So here goes — and these predictions
are guaranteed to be 100% accurate.
That all members of the class will be
3 5 years older this June than they were
when they graduated;
That 1916 will hold a reunion on
That the reunion will be held at Le-
high in Bethlehem ;
That the class will have a record
That among those who will be there
are the following: Baker, Mudge, Sny-
der, Shields, Ganey, Stem, Ryder, Buck-
ner, Clark, Mayers, White, Smith, Volk-
hardt, Clare, Wynne, Hiss, Ehrgott,
Spooner, Stephenson, Stoudt, Hill,
Wells, Bergstresser, Horine, McMillan,
Moyer, Martin, Leoser and more and
more and more.
Since you will be reading this Bulle-
tin shortly after the reunion, you will
be able to confirm its 100% accuracy.
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WAYNE H. CARTER
Koppers Co. Inc., Kearny, N. J.
I asked "Mr. Telephone" to write
something for the Bulletin. Here is
what he wrote, undeleted.
"In accordance with your request, I
am writing you the news that I gave
you over the telephone last week. I
was somewhat taken aback when you
asked me to send you a memorandum
but then I suddenly realized that un-
less the written word was in front of
you, you never would get anything ac-
curately; also that if I sent you the
news on paper, perhaps those accounts
of your nostalgic visits to Bethlehem
would be crowded out of the column
and the gang would finally hear about
"Well, to bring your ignorance up to
date, here are some facts. (If I could
only write like Knock talks, this would
be a masterpiece to bring Mrs. Carter's
little boy back into the field of honest
"Several months ago, while I was in
Chicago, I called Les Muter on the
phone and had a very pleasant conver-
sation. You know, of course, that Les
is the works in the Muter Co., manu-
facturers of radio and electrical prod-
ucts. I don't think you knew Les too
well as he was always trying to do a
constructive job for the class while you
spent most of your time in other less
attractive causes. I think you do know,
however, that Les is one grand guy and
while he couldn't attend any of our re-
unions because the radio manufactur-
ers were always having some kind of
a convention, he always sent the cash
along to clear up the deficits.
"About two weeks ago, on my way
back from the northwest, I picked up
the New York Times on the train and
immediately regretted having eaten
breakfast. Confronting me was a pic-
ture of the 'Imbecile' — 1917's roving
ambassador. It seems as though he has
written another book — 'The History of
the Adventures of George Whigham
and His Friend Mr. Claney Hobson.'
The reviewer describes this abortion as
'the most irresponsible novel of the
season, possibly the year.' He goes on
to say, 'Mr. Crichton, (our Kyle) re-
cently published a thoughtfully hil-
arious book about an American institu-
tion known as the Marx Brothers. You
might say that he took a Master's de-
gree in the Marxes while preparing
himself for this doctorate of Third
Avenue saloon and life philosophy.'
"Now you know why we haven't
been able to contact Kyle; evidently he
has been leading the low life in the
Third Avenue saloons, and his picture
"I noticed in the 'column' that Bun-
ny McCann has been made president of
the New Jersey Zinc Co., but you cer-
tainly are a lousy reporter. The main
job that Bunny has as president is to
fill in holes in the main street of Frank-
lin, N. J., caused by cave-ins of the
New Jersey zinc mines. Last reports
were that Bunny is trying to form a
trucking company to move the Kitta-
tiny Mountains a few miles further
"Well, like most people, I saved the
tragic news until last. As you know,
Chester Kingsley, the only man in our
class who retired from work upon
graduation, has been coming to New
York for the past year from his palatial
home in Florida to have a series of
operations for a seed tumor on his
right leg. From the information that I
got, the last operation, just before Eas-
ter, necessitated considerable cutting
of tissue and blood vessels, so much so
that the wound did not heal. He came
to New York again on April 14 and on
Sunday, April 15, a high amputation
of the right leg was performed. Chet is
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1_. T. MART. '13. PRESIDENT
LLOYD TAYLOR. '09
R. A. WILBUR. '20
H. E. DEGLER. '14. TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
H. P. RODGERS, '16
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in the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital
at present but by the time this gets in
the Bulletin he will probably be home
"It was a hell of a shock to me and
I know it will be to you, so why don't
we get the gang to drop diet a card or
letter and let him know we are rooting
for him. His home address is Box 4 71,
"Well, Nick, none of us knows what
the future holds for us, with this con-
stant series of crises, so why don't we
get together soon and polish off a few.
Jessie and I would like to have the
gang over to our house soon. Knock is
back, so I'll try to arrange a date."
Anent Mr. Crichton, the Bethlehem
Globe-Times had this to say about him.
"Kyle Crichton, Lehigh alumnus
whose name has appeared as a by-line
in several of the nation's leading maga-
zines, has a new novel just off the
press. The locale of 'Adventures of
George Whigham and his Friend Mr,
Claney Hobson,' is a Third Avenue
(New York) saloon."
The "retired" Kearny politician sat
with Dief, '02 and me at Frank Rob-
erts' ('02) dinner in New York on
April 25, when the New York Lehigh
Club had its L-in-Life award. We had
a fine time, except when we had to
look over at the table where that silly
looking McCann was sitting. Whoever
was running that party must have been
laboring under the misapprehension
that they might get something out of
him some day, because they appointed
him to make the presentation speech
when they gave Brennan's secretary
something or other for running the
club for the past two years. He talked
too much, per usual, but wonder of
wonders, he didn't louse up every-
Our old friend Lin Geyer really put
all of us in business, though, when he
was announcing the list of candidates
for director and (accidentally on pur-
pose) said McCann '16 and Shields, '17,
to which transfer Portz and I agreed
in a hurry as it was an excellent trade.
We have been trying to unload him for
years and Lin finally made it official.
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W. T. M1TMAN
2934 Belmont Ave., Ardmore, Pa.
"WORK FAITHFULLY IN YOUTH"
Some of you will recognize this wise
bit of advice as our class motto. I can't
remember just how or why it was sel-
ected, but am still loyal to its precepts
for several reasons, two of which are
that I still like to eat and in all prob-
ability will always be too proud to ad-
mit old age.
You have been told in several pre-
vious issues of the Bulletin that I have
a son in his second year at Lehigh who
is taking the chemical engineering
course. (He insists that the course is
taking him!) I also have a daughter
who is continuing her education at the
University of Pennsylvania, and a mar-
ried daughter who made it possible for
me to join the Class of 1918 Grand-
fathers' Club last Christmas Eve.
Bill Doushkess told you in the April
issue that I am still at "the same old
post" with Alcoa in Philadelphia
(sounds like I am leading a dog's life),
which means, according to my still
ambitious and beautiful wife's inter-
pretation, that I spend more time try-
ing to make one pound of my favorite
metal do the work of ten than the
d — n thing is worth! Between the de-
mands of the Defense Program and the
efforts of the National Production Au-
thority to preserve the civilian econ-
omy, the business of running a sales
office in the aluminum industry today
is completely devoid of a single dull
Getting along to more interesting
news, I obtained what I believe to be
a scoop on "Charlie" Blasius' plans for
the future. The Dutchman recently pur-
chased a home in West Palm Beach,
Fla., and will brush Bill Penn's dust
from his shoes and investigate the lux-
ury of semi-retirement later this year.
This should start an interesting feud
between Charlie and his cousin, Bill
Tizard who, according to last reports,
still claims California as his home
Charlie has been guiding the destiny
of a rather successful textile mill in
Philadelphia as a side line to his golf
activities at Whitemarsh Country Club.
He is captaining their third team this
year and has a good start on an inter-
esting trophy room. Listed among
Charlie's other accomplishments are
two charming daughters, two grand-
sons and two granddaughters. One of
his sons-in-law is a 1st lieutenant in
the Marine Corps and is on active duty
Good luck, Charlie, on your new ven-
ture. I am sure that "Swifty" Thomas,
Jack Knight, "Pope" Kay, Bill Bo-
land, and Walt Snyder will welcome
you to membership in the Florida Re-
treat of the Class of 1918 Economic
While in Richmond. Va., last week-
end attending a wedding, I had an op-
portunity to visit with Harold Golding,
who left Alcoa twenty-odd years ago
and has been associated with E. I. du
Pont since that time. Harold is techni-
cal supervisor of duPont's mammoth
rayon plant in Richmond and has two
sons — one studying law at Wake For-
est and another, who graduated from
the University of Richmond, working
for the Government in Arlington, Va.
Had a pleasant telephone visit with
"Slats" Downey and Lloyd Jenkins
while on a recent business trip to Bal-
timore, Md. "Slats" is a design engi-
neer with the Pennsylvania Power and
Water Co., and I was delighted to learn
that he is working on an expansion
program which involves quite a bit of
aluminum in its construction. His
daughter, Mary, is exploring the pos-
sibilities of a career in the advertising
field. Lloyd has been associated with
the Bell Telephone Co. in Baltimore
since graduation and is quite enthus-
iastic about his work. His daughter is
attending Oberlin College and his son
just completed an assignment with the
Army of Occupation in Germany.
Enjoyed a short visit with Fritz
Beckman during intermission at the
Spring Music Festival in Grace Hall
which was staged this year by the com-
bined Glee Clubs of Lehigh and Beaver
College. Fritz looks just as young and
robust as the day he graduated and is
still associated with Bethlehem Steel
Company. The warning buzzer inter-
rupted our visit before I had an oppor-
tunity to inquire about his marital
A. K. ("Brownie") Brown is still lo-
cated in Philadelphia and is associated
with Riggs Distler & Company. "Brow-
nie" takes an active interest in the
Philadelphia-Lehigh Club and I give
him an occasional assist in carrying the
torch for 1918 at the Club's Annual
Dinner and outings, including the tra-
ditional pre-Lehigh-Lafayette football
game smoker at Bookbinders.
Congratulations to "Eddie" Mooers,
who has been elected president of the
Central New York-Lehigh Club.
I attended a meeting of the Bethle-
hem-Easton chapter of the American
Society of Metals last month which was
held in the lecture room of the metal-
lurgical department, which occupies
the room on the west end of the second
floor in Williams Hall. Allison Butts,
who is now a full professor, acted as
Emcee from the same platform on
which Doctor Richards taught us met-
allurgical problems, and was surround-
ed by the same museums which adorn-
ed the walls of the old lecture hall in
the Chemical Laboratory. This atmos-
phere — although reminiscent of the
many headaches induced by met prob-
lems — was tempered by the recollec-
tion of many hilarious sessions con-
ducted in this same room during our
freshman course in mechanical draw-
ing (shades of Knight, Dinkey, etc.).
Link-Belt Rotary Car Dumper unloads two mine cars at a time in train
without uncoupling — completes a full cycle (cars returned to upright
position) every 60 seconds. Unloading "foreign" coal from other mines
is speeded with a Link-Belt Car Shaker at Inland.
Push-button control coordinates all operations. In background is one of
two Link-Belt Air-Pulsated Washers that give sharp, automatic separation
of all ash-forming impurities. Compressed air allows graduated pulsations
in cells for different weight refuse.
Coal moves on Link-Belt Belt Conveyor (foreground) from car dumper
hopper to screen house. Mine rock is carried away on by-pass conveyor
(background). Both, together with all other belt conveyors at Inland,
roll efficiently on Link-Belt Series 100 Idlers.
Minus 3£ in. coal is automatically distributed for washing by a Link-Belt
Sidekar-Karrier at a constant rate to IS concentrating tables. To maintain
flexibility, any number of tables can be shut down without interfering
with controlled supply to remainder.
200 extra tons of pig iron daily
...with less coal!
LINK-BELT handling, preparation know-how
produces cleaner metallurgical coal at
less cost per ton for Inland Steel.
Vital in the drive for increased steel production is me-
chanical removal of ash content from metallurgical coal.
At Price, Ky., Link-Belt has designed and built a model
preparation plant for Inland Steel that reduces the ash
content of 750 tons of raw coal per hour to 3.5%.
Inland figures this reduction means an exrra 200 tons
per hour of pig iron daily . . . savings of a dollar on every
ton produced . . . less coke and limestone needed per ton
of iron ... an increase in such valuable by-products as
coal tars, ammonium sulphate, light oil.
Equally important, the new plant permits "total seam"
mining. Extracting coal in fault areas, formerly un-
economical, steps up ton-per-man production . . . permits
recovery of a larger per cent of the deposit.
And so it goes — this story of savings — added effi-
ciency in the nation's coal mines. Why not put this
Link-Belt engineering — this Link-Belt quality equip-
ment to work for you. It's as easy as calling the Link-Belt
office near you.
Harold S. Pierce, 'Oh
C. W. Lots, '06
T. W. Matchett, 'SI
Morris B. Uhrich, 'S3
Thomas lAnton, 'SU
George E. Baker, 'SS
Clifton S. Merkert, '1,0
John A. Mather, 'A8
Wallace C. Kendall, '1,1
Robert M. Bowman, '1,2
Robert H. Holland. 'AS
Carl R. Brandt. '1,1
Donald W. Tarbell, 'AH
COAL PREPARATION and HANDLING E0VIPME
LINK-BELT COMPANY: Chicago 9. Phila-
delphia 40, Pittsburgh 13. Wilkes-Barre,
Huntington 9. W. Va.. Louisville 2. Denver 2,
Kansas City 8, Mo., Cleveland 15, Indianap-
olis 6. Detroit 4. St. Louis 1. Birmingham 3,
Seattle 4, Toronto 8, Springs (South Africa.)
THE ALUMNI BULLETIN
Incidentally, a visit to Williams Hall
is visual evidence of the need for larger
contributions to the Lehigh Alumni
Fund as emphasized in Jack Latimer's
letter of March 15.
Regret to report that "Spider" May-
ers has been confined since last Easter
to his home at 501 Brighton Ave.,
Pennside, Reading, Pa., as the result
of a bladder operation. I wonder
whether, after all these years, late
hours at Mealy's or overwork in Alpha
Diefenderfer's summer assaying course
might be taking their toll. "Spider's"
wholesale drug firm (Mayers & May-
ers) is still thriving and he has been
assured of our sincere best wishes for
a speedy recovery.
The other member of our Reading,
Pa., contingent, Mac MacCallum, is
still in the investment racket and
spends quite a bit of his time on the
road. His principal gripe at the time of
my contact was the fact that he missed
seeing Mr. DuPont's sidekicks, Buchan-
an and Maginnes, during a recent trip
to Wilmington. The fact that no mem-
ber of the fairer sex has been success-
ful in changing Mac's bachelor status
will remain one of the unsolved my-
steries of our generation.
I hope to see all of you at our 3 5th
reunion and will consider it a compli-
ment if you will give me the oppor-
tunity to buy you a drink or lunch, or
both, whenever you are in the vicinity
A recent issue of the "Philadelphia
Magazine" carries an account of Tom
Beattie's appointment as general super-
intendent of Fairless Works of Nation-
al Tube Co. He will have charge of the
new pipe mills being installed at Mor-
^W oj 7920
HERBERT A. DAVIES
152 Market St., Paterson 1, N. J.
Bush Clarke, II was elected presi-
dent of the Rochester Alumni Club at
the annual meeting this year. There
are over 60 members in this group, and
they are working along with the Buf-
falo and Syracuse groups for a western
New York division. I learn this because
Rush sent a letter to Lloyd M. Smoyer
telling how the club is working toward
a Student Grant gift of 100% of its
members. Incidentally, he is a very
steady and generous donor to all Le-
high funds. The part of his letter which
impressed me most was this, ". . . and
hoping you can arrange to have our
class editor put something in the Bul-
letin once in a while." How do you like
that! Rush may be active in Rochester,
but he's never even sent in a paragraph
of news to this column to date.
I was one of a committee which is
getting a Glen Rock, N. J., club started.
If you noticed in the last Bulletin, we
held one meeting and have another
planned. Members are from Paterson
north into Bergen County, and all
others who find Glen Rock a handy
place to meet. No '20s appeared.
Had a communication from Bill Hun-
ton. He is active in the Lehigh Club of
Western New York. Bill has booked
reservations at the Hotel Bethlehem
for reunion and hopes to see some of
L ALBERT & SON
TRENTON, N.J. • AKRON, 0. • CHICAGO, ILL. • LOS ANGELES
P. E. ALBERT '31 LOU ROSEN '31
J. HOLTZ '28 A. ROTHSCHILD '39
the boys. At this writing he is on a trip
to Bermuda and Nassau. He takes more
boat rides. The best I could do this
spring was to relax for ten days at the
&*&* of 7927
ROBERT C. HICKS. JR.
215 Powell Lane, Upper Darby, Pa.
Starting to write this column for the
June Bulletin, I find myself in a cur-
ious situation. Here I have a stack of
recent letters about a half-inch thick —
all about the reunion. Who will be
there, who won't and why, and so on.
No news. Guess I'll just have to ramble
Courtesy of Fritzsche, '2 4, we have
an address for Walter Judson — 3
Washington Ave., Needham 9 2, Mass.
In a recent letter Farrington told
me that he had writttn Bevan tender-
ing his resignation, as of Alumni Day,
from the post of class agent. Who will
step forward and pick up the "white
man's burden?" It's not a job that I
would want for one year, let alone the
five that Royce has carried it, but it's
a place that emphatically needs to be
Some time early in the winter, I
wrote Bill Liddle, over in Perth Am-
boy. Greatly surprised a few weeks ago
to receive a reply from Korea. Tells me
he was returned to active duty and sent
to Japan less than a year after return-
ing home from Europe. He is now act-
ing as post engineer for one of the air
force organizations. While several of
the boys are serving in one way or
another, I imagine Bill is our sole rep-
resentative with the armed forces. His
address: Lt. Col. William P. Liddle,
U.S.A. F., 374 T.C.W. (H), A. P.O. 704,
% P.M., San Francisco, Calif. Bill
greatly regrets his inability to be with
us, sends his best wishes to the gang
for a high time, and wants a copy of
the reunion picture.
In one of the columns early in the
year, I noted a dead end on R. L. Suen-
der, who had been with the Madeira
Hill Coal Co. at Frackville. Bob Rice
tells me that Russell's present address
is 1515 Mahantongo St., Pottsville.
(^mo */ 7922
GEORGE F. A. STUTZ
1/22 Edgemont Ave., Palmerton, Pa.
In reporting this column, I should
like to start by giving the news about
myself. For the past several years I
have been working on a project that
has meant spending a good deal of
time in Canada on the construction and
start-up of the first furnace unit of a
commercial plant for smelting an iron-
titanium ore. E. C. Handwerk, '23, has
been associated with me in the techni-
cal direction of the work, and C. J.
Lentz, '15, has moved to Sorel, P. Q.,
and is in direct charge of the smelter
plant operation. Last fall Prank E.
Availing, '3 4, was made general mana-
ger of the Quebec Iron and Titanium
Corp., with headquarters at Montreal,
and he is in charge of the entire min-
ing and smelting operation.
Early this year we had some changes
in the organization of the New Jersey
Zinc company. R, L. "Bunny" McCaiui,
'17, was made president. P. M. Ginder,
'11, was made vice president and gen-
eral manager of the New Jersey Zinc
Co. (of Pa.) with headquarters at Pal-
merton. P. C. Peters, '10, was made
manager of the engineering depart-
ment, and I was made manager of the
My family of four girls (a wife and
three daughters) is growing up very
fast. The eldest daughter, who grad-
uated from Connecticut College, in
physics, is now married. The second
girl is graduating from Middlebury
College, in chemistry, this June. The
third daughter is planning on Cornell,
which she will enter in 1953, majoring
in zoology. My girls tell me that three
girl scientists should be approximately
equal to one boy, but somehow or other
that equation does not seem to balance.
I had a nice letter from C. C. Ma
(present designation Kian Chong Be),
who is now living at 110 Romaine PL,
Leonia, N. J. "C.C." is operating the
Java Food Products, Inc., at Jersey
City. He has a son, Allan, who is now
a junior at Lehigh, majoring in geol-
I had a most interesting visit with
Dick Clark, who came to the reunion
in 1950. Dick is still living in the urban
district of New York State, outside
Troy. He has three boys who were
ready for college during the World
War II period. Unfortunately, the Le-
high situation developed in such a way
that none of them was able to gain ad-
mission, and all of them ended up by
going to R.P.I. Dick is still the same
loyal Lehigh man, but he feels pretty
badly about having all three of the
boys at another school.
I get frequent indirect reports on
Howard "Fishhooks" Bunn. The nick-
name you will recognize as something
new to the class of '22. I understand
that he acquired it prior to receiving
his designation as vice president of the
Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Divi-
sion of Union Carbide, and that it re-
sults from the fact that he had difficul-
ty in getting his hand out of his pocket
in time to catch the check at the lun-
cheon table. I am assured, however,
that he has at least partly lived down
this reputation and you can probably
strike him for a free drink most any
time, although you may have some dif-
ficulty getting a free lunch.
Union Carbide, in its Haynes Stel-
lite Division, has another illustrious
'22 man as a vice president — Bob
Lerch. My reporter tells me that Bob
is as handsome as ever, somewhat heav-
ier, and is still able to flash that broad
grin in spite of executive duties. He is
an ardent golfer, shooting in the high
70's, but he has a son who can beat the
old man any day and who shoots in the
low 70's. The two of them team up to
win father-and-son tournaments with
We have had several good visits with
George Lorch and his wife, Dorothy.
George is patent counsel for Monroe
Calculating Machine Co., and lives at
776 Dixie Lane, Plainfield, N. J. He is
still the biggest man in the class (about
225 pounds) and has to have a Pack-
ard to carry the weight around. He has
slowed down on the tennis and is now
playing some badminton.
I'm looking forward to seeing all of
you at the 1952 (30-year) reunion.
(?lcu* oj ?923
TRUMAN W. ESHBACH
3001 Hickory Rd., Homewood, III.
Correspondence from the gang has
been very conspicuous by its absence.
However, at a recent Lehigh-New York
dinner some of the boys got together
and I have been favored with a letter
from Herbert "Doc" Underwood which
I will quote in its entirety:
"At the Lehigh-New York Club din-
ner this week, I sat at the same table
with Jim Kennedy, Cliff Bradley and
Tommy Thompson from the class of
1923. Before leaving, Jim exacted a
promise from me that I would drop you
a line with whatever news I had for the
"I have just returned from a rather
interesting vacation trip to the west
with my wife. We flew to Tucson where
we have friends living on a 5 5-acre
ranch. Our trip included a three-day
fishing trip in Mexico on the Gulf of
California, lots of golf at the Tucson
Country Club, and a motor trip through
the Grand Canyon, Rock Creek Canyon,
Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. I gave up
engineering for insurance about two
years after graduating, and I have
never regretted the decision. We live
in Flower Hill, Long Island, which is
on the North Shore, and I spend most
of my leisure hours in the summer at
the North Hempstead Country Club
playing golf, or at the Sun and Surf
Club at Atlantic Beach, swimming.
"Harold (Q) Kramer, my roommate
from Lehigh, belongs to the same golf
ALLISON L. BAYLES. '25
New vice president for Scaife Co.
club and lives in a new home he built
about three years ago in Harbor Acres,
Sands Point, which is about five miles
from where we live. He is an assistant
vice president of the Borden Co., and
he also had a very pleasant vacation
in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. this winter.
This is about all the news I have for
the present, but if we pick up any in-
formation of 19 23 men, I will send it
along to you."
On a recent trip to Pittsburgh, I had
the pleasure of running into Spike
Lloyd, during lunch at Hoffrau. Spike,
as I mentioned previously, is operation
manager at the Keystone Sand and
Gravel Div., Dravo Corporation.
We have one more issue to go before
the end of this year and I certainly
hope that I will be favored with some
quick responses for the final issue of
this year. With the advent of the vaca-
tion season, it is almost certain that
many of you will be taking vacations
which may bring you in contact with
some of the gang, and I certainly hope
that I may have the pleasure of some
very "newsy" items for our first issue
of 19 51, which will come up next Sep-
tember. Thanks in advance for your
etau ej ?9SS
EDWARD A. CURTIS
Washington Crossing, Bucks County, Pa.
Most of the following is taken from
the news release which accompanied
Al's picture. We're indebted to Dick
Larkin '38 for both, and are glad to re-
The Scaife Co. of Oakmont, Pa,, an-
nounces the appointment of Allison L.
Bayles as vice president of engineering.
As vice president of engineering, Mr.
THE ALUMNI BULLETIN
Bayles will be in charge of all phases
of plant engineering as well as product
design and engineering. Scaife Co.
products include containers and pres-
sure vessels for liquids, air and gases,
and special deep-drawn metal shapes
for a wide variety of applications.
Mr. Bayles formerly was associated
with C. H. Wheeler Manufacturing Co.
and American Engineering Co., Phila-
delphia. Al is a Lehigh mechanical en-
gineering graduate, a member of the
American Society of Mechanical Engi-
neers, the Society of Automotive Engi-
neers, the Society of Naval Architects
and Engineers, and several other engi-
(2UUA *t 1926
JAMES H. LcVAM
20 Elm St., Great Neck, L. I., N. Y.
On May 7 I went to Bethlehem to
talk on sanitary engineering to the
class of senior civils at the University
and while there talked to Johnny Max-
well. My son James went with me in
order to talk with the director of ad-
missions. He hopes to be a member of
the class of 1956.
Johnny had been in the Pittsburgh
area on two weeks of active duty in
the Army and while there had seen a
number of '26 men. He told me that
Prank Kear had been on the campus
to see his son and to hear the Spring-
I received a card from H. Victor
Schwimiiier stating that he had moved
his law offices from 70 Pine Street to
120 Broadway, New York 5, N. Y. Best
wishes, Vic, at your new address.
The production manager of the Kop-
pers Co. tar products division an-
nounced that Herman John Henke had
been named superintendent of their
East St. Louis, 111., protective coatings
plant. Jack had been superintendent of
the Verona, Pa., plant of their tar
products division. He had joined the
Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. in Milwaukee,
Wis., as a test engineer in 192 7, and be-
came associated with Koppers procure-
ment department in Pittsburgh in
1929. From 1933 to 1936 he was en-
gaged in time study work for Reming-
ton-Rand, Inc., in Ilion, N. Y., before
returning to Koppers in 1936. He be-
came superintendent of the Verona
plant in 1944. Congratulations, Jack,
on that transfer upstairs.
Eastern Gas and Fuel Associates, of
Pittsburgh, announced that M. Albert
Evans, an official in their coal division,
resigned on April first to take over ac-
tive management of coal mining com-
panies in which he and his family have
financial interests. Evie has had super-
vision of mining operations at the 22
mines of EGFA in West Virginia,
By simply changing
pump speeds, Gorman-
Rupp adapts just five
pump sizes, IV2" to 6", to
an almost unlimited num-
ber of conditions, ranging
up to 1200 GPM and heads
up to 110 feet. Also close-
coupled units and flexible
JAMES C. GORMAN, '10
President and Treasurer
Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, having
been with that organization for 25
years. He has interests in the Cliff Coal
Co., Bluefleld, W. Va., the Pine Town-
ship Coal Co., Inc., Heilwood, Pa., and
the Rhems Coal Co., Youngwood, Pa.
He will make his headquarters at Heil-
wood, Pa., near his farm home, 25
miles north of Johnstown, Pa. Evie is
a member of the Mining Development
Committee of Bituminous Coal Re-
search and recently addressed that or-
ganization at Columbus, Ohio, concern-
ing operating cost reduction through
research. He also is a member of the
Engineers Society of Western Pennsyl-
vania and the American Institute of
Mining and Metallurgical Engineers.
Best wishes, Evie.
In the February column I mentioned
that William O. Gairas was transferred
from Atlanta, Ga., to St. Louis, Mo., by
the Aluminum Co. of America to be the
manager of its district sales office there.
Bill's new mailing address is the Con-
Here are two new addresses that I
received from the alumni office. Mal-
colm K. Gordon, Jr., (res.) Brown's
Trailer Court, Lodi, N. J.; Robert L.
Trainer, (res.) 417 Morris Ave., Sum-
mit, N. J.
ee*u& oj 1927
HARRY O. NUTTING, JR.
12S Rugby Road, Syracuse 6, N. Y.
Chuck Barba writes from St. Louis
stating he will attend reunion activi-
ties this year, joining with his dad for
his 5 0th. Chuck has a son who finishes
up his freshman year and, like father,
is a strong cross-country man. The St.
Louis Lehigh Club has about thirty
members, and Chuck and Flivver are
stalwarts from our class.
I quote from our alumni secretary,
Len Schick, who passes on some advice
which may be particularly helpful for
our 25th come next year. You will be
interested to know that the method of
awarding the Alumni Association's Ac-
tive Membership trophy has been
changed in order to conform with
changes made in the By-Laws last year.
In the past the trophy was awarded to
the class having the largest percentage
of its membership paying alumni dues,
but since clues have now been com-
bined with the Alumni Fund, the cup
will be given to the class having the
largest percentage of its members in
good standing. To be in good standing
an alumnus must have made a contri-
bution, other than a subscription to the
Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, to the Univer-
sity during the current fiscal year. This
includes gifts to the Fund or to Grants.
I'm sure that Ned Martin will cover
this more fully in some future letter of
Not a great deal of news has crossed
my desk. However, I might mention a
change o£ address for Jim Keller. It is
now South Boundary Extension at Sa-
lonn St., Aiken, S. Carolina.
I wish for you all a most pleasant
summer with a good restful vacation.
Plan to enter our next term with re-
newed vigor and drop your correspond-
ent a line to help stimulate his think-
ing toward better columns.
gku* <*£ t929
JOHN M. BLACKMAR
189 Kent Place Blvd., Summit, N. J.
This is to be our last class letter for
the 1950-51 Bulletin year. I regret to
state that I don't feel our columns in
recent months have been very news-
worthy or up to the par for such a
splendid magazine as this one; this is
probably because I have not been dili-
gent this year in digging out items of
interest and also probably because you
fellows take the column too much for
granted and have not remembered to
send me letters or clippings which
would be of help. Contributions really
make a column. In order to be assured
of a good start next September please
jot down my address NOW, and place
a news brevity in the mail NOW, please
— every reader. In addition, send me a
post card during your summer vaca-
Although news is truly sparse, what
little I do have I consider to be choice.
As our classmates assume positions of
heavy responsibility or attain special
distinction, I like to know about it so
the facts can be presented for all to
read. In this instance I presume peo-
ple down at Bethlehem Steel will be as
interested to learn about Ed Gott's re-
cent promotion by U. S. Steel as will
all Lehigh men. I am indebted to the
alumni office for sending me a story
from one of the Pittsburgh papers,
much of which I am using verbatim :
"A 43-year-old Pittsburgher, leader
of a new generation of district steel-
men, today (April 1) was named to
head 'Big Steels' multi-million dollar
Youngstown District operations.
"He is Edwin Hayes Gott, new gen-
eral superintendent of the sprawling
Ohio and McDonald Works of the U. S.
Steel Company. In the Youngstown
District setup the Ohio Works is the
steel-making plant; at McDonald, the
unfinished metal is rolled and pro-
cessed. . . . Mr. Gott will direct the
activities of 10,000 U. S. Steel em-
"Gott assumes his new post after
serving as assistant general superin-
tendent at the firm's South Works in
Chicago. He joined U. S. Steel in 1937
after working seven years at the Phila-
delphia Coke Co., a subsidiary of Kop-
pers Co., Inc. He was employed two
years as an industrial engineer at the
Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp. Ohio
Works and then two years at their
Clairton (Pa.) Works before moving
in 1941 to the Gary Works as assistant
to the general superintendent."
My records show the new general
superintendent is a member of Iron &
Steel Institute, Iron and Steel Engi-
neers, American Foundrymen's Assn.,
American Metals Society, Blast Fur-
nace and Coke Ovens Assn., and once
was a member of the Gary Chamber of
Commerce and the board of directors
of the Gary Y.M.C.A.
Ed and Mary Louise (married since
1934) have three children — Elizabeth,
15, Edwin H. Jr., 10, and Barbara, S.
Ed is a nephew of an illustrious son of
Lehigh, Estep T. Gott, '0 6, vice presi-
dent of the Dravo Corp., who is active-
ly promoting his class's 45th reunion
So by now several of our men are
leaders in various phases of the vital
steel business. George J. Neumann is
vice president of the Lehigh Structural
Steel Co., Allentown, and Leonard C.
Crewe, Jr. is president of the Maryland
Fine and Specialty Wire Co. Inc. Re-
cently your correspondent had an op-
portunity to inspect Red's plant at
Cockeysville, Md., and was duly im-
pressed with what Red has accom-
plished in the three years since he
started his own business.
Red was in New York in April for
the annual Cup Dinner of the Lehigh
Club of New York. Our Tom Breiman,
the toastmaster and retiring president,
and Jack Kirkpatrick were at the head
table. I sat with Crewe, Doug Reed,
'31, my brother Ed, '30, Ted Kemp, '27,
and my old Brown and White associate,
Carl Carlson, '28. It is reassuring to
know that the New York Club is ex-
pecting continuing good leadership as
a result of the election of two outstand-
ing 1926 men, Nels Bond as president,
and Vic Sehwimmer, vice president.
Dave Miralia's photo graced the fi-
nancial pages of the ever-excellent N.
Y. Herald-Tribune on May 11. Dave
was chosen to be the nominee for presi-
dent of the Municipal Bond Club.
As previously reported, Sigma Nu
Miralia is a vice president of Halsey,
Stuart & Co., Inc., with which firm he
has been associated since October 1,
It should also be reported that as of
March 1 Harry Hesse was appointed to
a new position with N. J. Bell Tele-
phone Company. He is now division
commercial supervisor — Metropolitan
— with offices at headquarters in New-
EDWIN H. GOTT, '29
Directs activities of 10,000
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H. A. SEWARD
1951 Hay Terrace, Eastern, Pa.
When you read this, alumni week-
end will have already passed. Right
now it appears that even though it is
not our reunion year, our class should
be well represented. However, you will
not be able to read about that until the
The only change of address to come
through in the past month is: Francis
E. Loomis, 70 4 Barbara Blvd., Frank-
lin Square, N. Y.
We learn with regret of the passing
of another of our class. Samuel Harold
Thatcher, a graduate, died April 1 of
this year. We have no details. The
news came to us through the alumni
office and was without comment of any
Outside of the activities of the mem-
bers of the class who are around Beth-
lehem, Allentown and Easton, there is
a complete void so far as news is con-
cerned. In the next issue we will in all
probability have considerable news, as
we will have seen a great many mem-
bers in the meantime. Until then, bear
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WM. WIRT MILLS
20 Mountain Ave., Bloomfleld, N. J.
Early this year we printed a letter
from Ben Beach in which he said that
he was about due for a transfer this
spring. Well here it is — Col. Benjamin
DeWitt Beach, Armed Forces Staff Col-
lege, Norfolk 11, Va. Wonder whether
he will be on the giving or receiving
end of the instruction? At any rate, it
THE ALUMNI BULLETIN
I guess some of you remember that
'33 had the unique distinction of hav-
ing two students with exactly the same
name — Charles Campbell, Jr. and
Charles Campbell, Jr. — both without
any middle name or initial. As I re-
member part of the story, Dean Mc-
Conn officially bestowed the middle in-
itial of "P" upon the Pittsburgh Camp-
bell, but I cannot recall the "bestowed"
middle initial of the other Campbell.
Perhaps one of you can help my mem-
ory. This month in the same mail from
Lehigh I received changes of address
for both Campbells. Charles (P.)
Campbell, Jr. (Bus.), 524 Wayne Ave.,
Erie 10. Pa., and Charles Campbell, Jr.
(Ind. E.), 143 American St., Fuller-
ekut of 7936
PALMER H. LANGDON
New York Yacht Club
31 W. Hth St., New York IS, N. Y.
About the time you receive this, our
15th reunion class banquet will be his-
tory. For those who were not present
on this memorable occasion, a com-
plete account will appear in a future
Bob Couch has been appointed an as-
sistant in the Government Control Di-
vision of General Foods Corporation.
Previously he served as director of
packaging research for the company's
research laboratories in Hoboken, N. J.
Bob joined General Foods in 1946 and
has served in various capacities in the
research and development department.
Before coming to General Foods lie was
director of the packaging laboratory
at the Riegel Paper Corporation. From
1942 to 1945 he served with the Quar-
termaster Corps of the U. S. Army, spe-
cializing in ration packaging develop-
Arthur Croll now lives at 13 4 E.
Willow Run Dr., Wilmington 4, Del.
Bernle Weiss has moved to 1709
Meadowbrook Rd., Abington, Pa.
Tom Gearhart is back in New York
at the Brewster Hat Co., 411 Fifth
Walt Guyer, of 23 Garden Dr., Ro-
selle, N. J., is with the Standard Oil
Development Co. of Linden, N. J. He
is attending the 15th and has two boys
— Richard 7i and David 5 J, who are
coming to Lehigh.
Lancey Thomson is with the East-
man Kodak Co. in Rochester. He has
two children — a son 2 J and a daughter
3 months, and is Commander of the
Masonic War Veterans post.
Charlie Potter is personnel manager
of Ed Schuster & Co., Milwaukee 1,
Boh Perrine is in business for him-
self as a Carrier air conditioning deal-
er at 412-20th Ave., Yuma, Ariz. Bob
has a son 4 and is a lieutenant colonel
in the Air Force Reserve and a Rotar-
Verne Wilson, with duPont, is mov-
ing to California.
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S09 Rathton Road, York, Pa.
After that masterful literary per-
formance rendered by Tom Brookover
on last month's column, I was going
to suggest that Tom be delegated to
carry the torch and keep this column
going next year, but I have just run
across a note from Tom which winds
up: "Don't bother me any more with
this — you fiend!" I must admit this
sounds a bit final as far as Brother
Brookover is concerned, but he did a
good job on the May issue, which is ap-
preciated by us all, I know.
Well, let's examine the record for
A newsy report from C. "Brint"
Wentz of 6011 Rose Ave., Houston 7,
Tex., tells us that he is "chief proration
engineer" for Continental Oil Co. of
Houston. I'll admit freely I don't know
what a proration engineer does, but it
sounds doggone impressive! "Brint's"
wife is the former Patricia Dewey and
they have three youngsters — Karen, 8 ;
One of Jrlamj . .
trial plants de-
signed and con-
structed by The
180 TON PER DAY CLASS MANUFACTURING PLANT FOR THE
AMERICAN WINDOW CLASS COMPANY AT OKMULGEE, OKLA.
THE RUST ENGINEERING COMPANY
C. G. Thornburgh, '09
John A. Patterson, '21,
J. Paul Scheetz, '29
G. M. Rust, '31
S. M. Bust, Jr. '31,
R. E. Wagoner, '36
NEW YORK, N.Y.
C. G. Thornburgh, Jr., '1,2
Arthur M. Over, '1,3
Donald E. Homme, '1,5
Judy, 6, and Connie, 2. "Brint" left
his native Hanover, Pa., and headed
toward the southwest about 13 years
ago. He joined Continental Oil in Pon-
ca City, Okla., and moved over to Hou-
ston last July when the executives of
the company were transferred there
(not enough room in Oklahoma). He
says he used to see Bob Cooney while
in Ponca. Also "Ace" Winters, '38 who
was working on a weed-killing project
for 20-Mule Team Borax. "Ace" used
to cover his territory in his own plane,
until he cracked up near Paris, Tex.
He walked away from the crash, how-
"Art" Smith, Jr. reports, from 152-
32 Roosevelt Ave., Flushing, N. Y.,
that he is general manager (no less) of
Smith and Gregory of New York, Inc.,
a Ford agency of Bayside, N. Y. He
says it is extremely interesting work
and that he has put his Lehigh educa-
tion to the test on numerous occasions.
(Shades of Neil Carothers!) His mili-
tary assignments during the recent war
are quite impressive — five years in
ordnance, including two years at Aber-
deen Proving Grounds, a year as chief
ordnance officer in Detroit, one year in
Paris Hq. Com. Zone, Industrial Divi-
sion, and a year in Munich, Industrial
Engine Rebuild Program. Art's wife is
the former Irene L. Dettman, and their
kids are Robert L., 4, and Susan I.,
And here's a brief account of the do-
ings of Isadore I. Marcovitz, of 510 4
Levindale Road, Baltimore 15, Md.
"Mark" is with Miller Metal Products,
Inc., of that fair city, as production
manager. He married Bernice Gold-
berg in 1941 and they now have a son,
Albert Charles, age 4i. Mark reports
2i years' Army service, mostly as an
Charles F. Minnich, known as
"Baldy" during those good old days on
South Mountain, tells us he is chief
engineer of James F. Minnich, Inc., of
Womelsdorf, Pa. Charlie resides quiet-
ly with his wife, the former Vesta
Boyer; son, Charles F., Jr. (12); and
daughter, Margaret Ann (2), at 10 E.
34th St., Reiffton, Pa. During the war
he put in 5 J years with the engineers
(rough outfit), two years overseas in
the E.T.O. and the Philippines.
A number of you have been com-
plaining about the fact that we hear
about Bob AYerden via the grapevine,
but never directly. Now at last we have
the official report, straight from
"Peaches" himself. (I believe he had
a high number on the mailing list.)
The Clan Werden is living in elegance
at 305 Summit Ave., Jenkintown, Pa.,
(Bob's old home town) and includes
Margaret Bradley Werden (the little
woman), Peggy 8 J, and Bradley 3 J.
Bob is industrial district sales manager
for York Corp. in Philadelphia, and
(take it from an ex-employee of York
Corp.) the boy's doing all right! As
hobbies he reports raising orchids (see
what I mean), golf (get it) and work
(merely as a fill-in, o'course). Bob runs
into Bill Lincoln, (now a Major, Hq.
2nd Inf. Reg., 5th Inf. Div., Indian-
town Gap, Pa.), Al Swenson and Moe
Lore around Philadelphia, and Pete
Gretz in Washington. (Bob says Pete
is still a bachelor.) Werden also saw
Flip Fairbanks at a recent Army Ord-
nance association meeting in Reading.
And last, but not least, comes word
from Phil ("Smeed") Singer that he is
president of Standard Plumbing and
Heating Co., Portsmouth, N. H., dis-
tributor of York-Shipley heating equip-
ment, manufactured here in York, Pa.
His home address is 6 77 South St. in
Portsmouth. Phil's wife, June, whom
he married in 19 48, presented him with
a daughter, Jill Bette, just 19 months
ago. He had a hand in some govern-
ment construction projects in the New
England area during the war. Phil
wants the address of Dr. Halvey Marx.
It's 4213 Chester Ave., Philadelphia,
And that's all the news for now. But
look, you guys, I didn't contract for
this job for life! As far as I'm con-
cerned, this is my last official act in
connection with this class of '3 7 col-
umn. Next month our class president,
V. J. (The Third) Pazzetti is your cor-
respondent who will write the final
column for the year. I'm going to do
as Len Schick did a year ago and call
for volunteers for next year to spark
this column. Failing results from this
appeal, I believe it'll be up to Pat to
put the finger on someone for next fall.
I've got all the records of the guys we
have, and have not, heard from, and
the alumni office does all the work of
mailing questionnaires, keeping you
informed about address changes, send-
ing you clippings about your class-
mates — what more could you want?
It's a snap! Just say the word, and I'll
be delighted to send the first lucky guy
who writes me my entire file on the '37
RICHARD N. LARK1N
234 Morrison Dr., Mt. Lebanon,
Pittsburgh 16, Pa.
As an ancient (six months) resident
of Pittsburgh, I can testify it's a place
where more people ought to live.
For instance, where else can you sit
listening to the Pirates beating the
Phils (5-0 in the sixth, of all things)
and write a piece about a classmate
who for the past five years has been
For Permanent Positions
IN DESIGN AND
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Poughkeepsie, N. Y.
Excellent opportunities, fine
living and working condi-
Advanced degree or experience
in Gyros, Servos, Hydraulics,
Optics, Electronics, Radar,
Write full details to:
Mr. R. H. Austin
International Business Machines
1716 North St.
Endicott, N. Y.
Interviews arranged in your thy
playing midwife to an atomic power
plant? That would be Nunzio Palla-
dino. I recall that Pop always did say
he was a good mechanical engineer.
There's only one thing mundane
about Pally's post-Lehigh career, and
we might just as well get that over
with now. Just like Carl Kohl and Ed
Hayne, he was sucker enough to buy a
NEW house in Mt. Lebanon, so he
spends his spare time landscaping. Be-
yond that, his career has been full of
men biting dogs.
Nunzio spent his first summer out of
school at Westinghouse's Steam Divi-
sion at South Philadelphia. Thence he
retreated to the campus for a year to
get his master's degree in M.E. Then
it was back to South Philly and a
Westinghouse career, starting in ex-
perimental work, then marine turbine
design. By the time many of us were
safely married, on December 8, 1940,
he was tagged by the Army for a year's
training — due out on December 7,
1941. Westinghouse spoiled that after
six weeks, got him discharged. That
was the start of an 18-month tussle be-
tween Westinghouse and the draft
board, the battles timed about six
months apart as deferments expired.
In May, 1942, Pally figured the way to
win a war was to fight it. So he dusted
off a Lehigh ROTC commission and
joined up. He spent a year with the
THE ALUMNI BULLETIN
10th Army, commanded his own com-
pany here, in England and in France.
Abroad, he was with the 4S6th Ord-
nance Evacuation Co., First Army,
rose from shavetail to captain. This
outfit spent its time retrieving wea-
pons in fought-over country. About the
time of the Bulge, he went to First
Army Headquarters as Ordnance Evac-
uation Officer, where he stayed till he
was discharged in December, 19 45.
Nunzio's return to the states, in June,
19 45, was unconventional enough. He
was preceded by a friend who flew
home, laden with telegrams from nu-
merous members of the outfit. Pally's
messages were two — one to his par-
ents, one to Miss Virginia Marchetto,
who was a head nurse at Allentown
General Hospital. The burden of each:
Palladino is headed home, en route to
the Pacific, has 3 days' leave and
every intention of matrimony stop
Please make preparations period Ev-
eryone cooperated. So about the time
you read this, Mr. and Mrs. Palladino
will be celebrating their sixth. They
have no children.
Payoff of this whirlwind approach
came some years later, when Pally next
saw his friend who had carried all
those telegrams back to the States.
Seems the friend had sent all of them
collect except that to Nunzio's intend-
ed. That one, the friend bought. He
told Pally that First Army ethics didn't
allow him to send a telegraphic pro-
posal collect. Since this guy was a colo-
nel, the episode goes down in the book
to show that it's not always true what
they say about colonels.
Anyway, having made a bride of
Miss Marchetto, Pally next made the
acquaintance of the atom. First he
heard of it, somebody split one of the
things over Hiroshima one day. That
made it unnecessary for the First Army
to go to the Pacific. On discharge in
December, Pally went back to South
Philly and central station turbine de-
sign. But not for long.
In May, 1946, Westinghouse asked
certain of its bright young men, Nun-
zio included, how they'd like to spend
a year on loan to Monsanto, at Oak
Ridge, Tenn. There an attempt was be-
ing made to use the atom constructive-
ly. Grateful for the atom's part in can-
celling his Pacific venture, Nunzio
took a flier. His year at Oak Ridge
grew into 30 months. During that per-
iod, he was one of the pioneers of the
Daniels Pile. That was the first atomic
reactor specifically designed for power
production. It never got built, largely
because the Russians soon convinced
us that bombs were more pressing.
Late in 19 4S, the reactor design group
was transferred to the Argonne Nation-
al Laboratory, near Chicago. Figuring
atoms were for him, Pally switched" to
Westinghouse's Research and went
along to Argonne. A year and a half
later, Westinghouse got a contract for
development work on a naval reactor.
That brought Pally to Pittsburgh last
year and a conventional part-time ca-
reer as a landscaper when he's not
serving Westinghouse's Atomic Power
When neither atomizing nor land-
scaping, Pally spends his time with the
Mt. Lebanon Players. Seems I called
him just three days too late to catch
him playing John in "John Loves
Mary." Truthfully, I can say this is the
first time in years I'm sorry to have
missed a play. About two years ago I
saw 1938's Bill Dukek play the same
role in Westfield, N. J. Versatile guys,
these '38 scientists. If they can't make
a living in the lab, they can retreat to
the footlights — or, if they live in Pitts-
burgh, to landscaping.
While Palladino's been chronicled,
the Pirates have made it 9-3 over the
Phils in the eighth. So I'll hasten to
close this thing before they lose. That
should be easy, for there aren't many
address changes this month. They are:
John Ehlers, 206 S. Princeton Ave.,
Wenonah, N. J., and Richard G. Phelps,
8316 Hawthorne Drive, Munster, Ind.
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HENRY T. SH1CK HECKMAN
3323 E. Monmouth Road
Cleveland Heights IS, Ohio
There's nothing in the mailbag this
month, but we do have a coupla items,
thanks to the fact that two sons of Le-
high have passed through town within
the past week.
First to arrive was Court Carrier,
who phoned the office and tried to en-
tice ye correspondent away for a toddy.
Normally, such a worthy objective
would be accomplished with scarcely
any armtwisting at all, but we were
about to leave town, hence were forced
to confine ourselves to a telephone con-
versation. Court couldn't think of any-
thing new or startling to report, but
we're sure something might have come
of it had we been able to employ a few
glasses of that well known catalyst.
Next visitor was Charlie Pulsford.
Charlie, by rights, is Fred Galbraith's
man but, things being what they are
newswise, we're appropriating him for
this one column. Ennyway, he had
some hot dope re Stu Lewis. Seems that
Stu has been tapped by Uncle Sam and
is back in uniform working for Army
Ordnance. As Charlie gets it, Stu is
billeted in the Rochester area, so he's
able to continue living at home with
the wife and kiddies. A call to Ralph
Kempsmith, who is manager of the
competition's (Beth Steel) local office,
brought forth the info that Stu's ad-
dress is 133 Lafayette Parkway, Box
41, Brighton Station, Rochester. What
io you think of a Lehigh man who'd
live on Lafayette Parkway!
A moment ago we said there had
been nothing in the mailbag this
month. That's not 100% true. A coupla
weeks ago the little man in blue
trudged his weary way up to 3323 and
rang the bell. "Mrs. Heckman," says
he, "I hope I'm wrong, but this looks
like bad news for your husband. Sign
here please." Ten minutes later, acti-
vities at Republic Steel's advertising
division ground to a halt and old HTSH
was en route homeward to read the of-
ficial document which started "From:
The Chief of Naval Personnel, TO: LT.
H. T. S. Heckman, USNR, 161465/
1105." Stripped of the official verbiage,
the communication allowed that the
party of the second part would wind
up business and personal affairs in the
next 60 days and would report 18 June
to Washington for active duty with the
Naval Reserve Inspection Board. This
is where we came in 10 years ago, but
why go into that. Incidentally, we
don't claim there was any connection,
but it is nonetheless interesting to
note that Heckman's orders arrived the
day MacArthur was fired. At any rate,
the class of 1939 now has a Washing-
In case any of you birds were about
to take pen in hand and dash off a note
our way, don't resort to this recall fias-
co as an excuse not to follow through.
We are not selling 3 3 23, and the little
woman will be on hand to forward all
communications with promptness, ef-
ficiency, and dispatch. Thirty.
^t of J940
FRED E. GALBRA1TH. JR.
543 Southampton Drive,
Silver Spring, Md.
WUXTREE! WTJXTREE! Read all
about it! Column reappears! Corres-
pondent not dead but sleeping! Gen-
uine news, herewith:
From Wally Watkins (540 Eaton
Dr., Pasadena, Calif.), who squandered
a fast penny on a postcard. "Al Hard-
ing', sales manager, Lempco Products,
arrived L.A. on his annual West Coast
visit and came out to our new home for
a visit. I called Ray Anderson, '42, who
recently moved a few blocks from us
(he's West Coast manager for F. J.
Stokes Machine Co.) and we had an
unofficial Lehigh (and Chi Psi) re-
union. I'm now with Sears, Roebuck."
From Bob Carter, who read the
newsless March Bulletin and suffered
an attack of conscience (although this
is his second letter during my regime,
which puts him infinitely — mathemati-
cally speaking — ahead of most of you
[deleted by editor].) "Jane and I made
it back in November for the big game.
For more years than I want to remem-
ber I've been giving a Lafayette co-
worker of mine four bits a year. At
last the tide has been stemmed. Saw
Jim Harris briefly after the game. Vis-
ited the Carl Holyokes ('42) at York,
and ran into Frank Benedict at the
"Attended an ASM meeting in Pitts-
burgh recently and ran into Bob Gary,
George Zipf, '42, and Earl Weaver, '42.
Bob is still a bachelor, still with Vana-
dium Alloy Steel at Latrobe, Pa.
"Last summer we had dinner with
the Ralph Martins at Somerville, N. J.
They have a nice home west of Somer-
ville between Routes 2 2 and 29, with
a mighty good location and view.
"Personal news — still working in
Remelting Division at Alcoa's New
Kensington, Pa., works, producing in-
got for magnesium-alloy sheet, alumin-
um extrusions and tubing, and magne-
sium extrusions. Our little girl Marjie,
now almost 3 J, is looking for a brother
or sister in August. I'm doing district
Boy Scout work, and have been a dea-
con of our church (U.P.) for a year.
We get a lot of fun (and exercise) out
of our garden, as well as flowers and
"By the way, I noticed recently that
I have an engineer's scale (Bob in-
serted a cross-section drawing in case
I had forgotten what the damn things
look like) which has "FEG" scribed
on it. Don't know how I happen to
have it — could be I purloined it some-
By George, I suspect that's the orig-
inal FEG scale, vintage 1911, recalled
to active duty 1936-40, and Mr. Carter
will please eliminate the blot on his
escutcheon by shipping it back to me,
postpaid and insured, against the day
when Gordon G. renounces snap courses
on level campuses with beautiful co-
eds and takes off for South Mountain
to become a wrestle-fighter. But I ain't
mad at anybody, least of all a contri-
butor to these intermittent presenta-
tions of late (pun intended) news.
From the Chicago Tribune of April
S. "Capt. Charles C. Dent, 49 E. Chest-
nut St., recently completed ten years
with United Air Lines as a pilot. He
was presented with a diamond-studded
gold pin by the company."
From a press release sent to "Le-
High" University from the Air Force
Procurement Field Office, Detroit,
April 16. "Lt. Col. Carl L. Stieg has
been appointed Inspector General of
the Central Air Procurement District.
Colonel Stieg was the top graduate of
his class in navigation training given
V STRENGTH— the world's
most widely used material
for security/ stability,
V UNIFORMITY— constant
laboratory control for high
tensile strength and
V ADAPTABILITY— new tech-
niques permit designing for
beauty as well as majtimum
\ SAFETY— among leading
firms, building contractors,
nothing replaces the safety
of Structural Steel.
V ERECTION SPEED— easier
handled, faster construc-
tion time, earlier occu-
pancy, with more usable,
V SALVAGE— steel is re-
usable and has a high scrap
. . . and there is no substitute
for more than 54 years of
specialized experience in
working with all phases of
the Structural Steel Indus-
try when you use the unex-
celled facilities of the Fort
Pitt Bridge organization.
E. K. Adams '16
J. M. Straub '20
D. B. Straub '28
T. A. Straub, Jr '34
Member American Institute of Steel Construction
Main Office: 212 WOOD STREET • PITTSBURGH 22, PA.
Plant at CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
"Steel Permits Streamlining Construction
with Safety, Endurance and Economy"
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by Pan American Airlines before World
War II. He was an instructor in the
first AF navigation school at Barks-
dale Field, La., later serving at Kelly,
Hondo, and Randolph Fields. In pri-
vate (sic) life Colonel Stieg was a
methods engineer with Merck & Co.,
Rahway, N. J. He was a member of
the National Association of Suggestion
Systems. (That's what the man said,
but it sounds mighty suggestive to
me.) Colonel Stieg is married to the
former Marian Hoick of San Antonio.
They have three children. Their ad-
dress is 12895 Abington Road, De-
I've condensed the release, improved
the grammar, and deleted (with great
glee) the name of the colonel who is
Carl's commanding officer. Let him eat
his heart out — and I don't like Mac-
Arthur either, so there!
Personal notes on the class corres-
pondent: We've had aches, pains, chills,
fevers, a virus-type bug in the chest
(less painful than pneumonia but just
as expensive), and two cases of chicken
pox. Contributions to pay the family
doctor bills gladly accepted (deductible
from your income tax) and no ques-
tions asked. How've YOU been? (As if
I expected an answer.)
gut* *t ?94t
C. F. KALMBACH
269 N. Highland Ave., Lansdowne, Pa.
Although you will be reading this a
few days after the BIG TENTH RE-
UNION, I know you all appreciate that
these remarks have been reduced to
deathless prose about a month prior to
the big event, so therefore there can
be no flashes on who was theTe and
who did what.
I do know, however, that Ed Stone
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. . . and when we say "doubling" we
are extremely conservative. In this
case 8 different holes were drilled . . .
2 also countersunk ... in a Brass
Gauge Socket. Production 700 pieces
per hour from the machine, 5600
operations per 50 minute hour.
Brass Gauge Socket
Bodine automatic Drilling, Milling,
Tapping and Screw Inserting ma-
chines cut costs almost unbelievably.
We have one report of up to §200.00
savings per day on each machine of
a battery . . . truly a worthwhile
If you need repetitive production of
small parts you need to know about
Bodine multi-spindle automatics. Send
for a Bodine Bulletin today ... it
pictures modern production at its best.
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tyeaten<Uuf,'<i "Tftcicfctte *7<w&"
will have been one of the celebrants,
for he tells me in a letter that:
"I plan to drive in (from ILG Elec-
tric Ventilating Co., 415 Brainard St.,
Detroit, Mich.) with wife and children
and spend a few days.
"Have been out here in Detroit since
November, 19 45. Am Detroit Branch
Manager for ILG. We are manufactur-
ers of all types of ventilating, heating
and air moving equipment. Prior to
transferring to ILG, I worked for the
Bethlehem Steel Co. Took the mechan-
ical loop and wound up in supervisory
work in several shops during the four
years after graduation.
"Was married in '43 and have two
children, Dan, age 5, and Leslie, the
strawberry blonde vamp, age 3. Busi-
ness and family take me east about
twice a year, so have been in some
touch with Lehigh the past five years
— though not as much as I would
That warning about the strawberry
blonde vamp is just enough to tilt the
balance in favor of CFK, Jr., (age 4)
spending the weekend with grandmoth-
er, not in Bethlehem.
Among a half dozen or so new faces
coming around a corner at Catalytic
Co. the other day (about the number
the "old-timers" expect about every
hour these days) was that of George
Bond. I'm sorry to say that George
wasn't signing on with us, just stop-
ping by to say thanks for business re-
ceived in the past, and of course en-
couraging more for the future.
George, as he related it to me, has
come to rest in a very satisfactory and
interesting situation with the Edward
H. Ellis and Sons, Inc., engineering
and contracting concern. George is mix-
ing engineering work, general office
and sales administration, and construc-
tion superintendance work together in
a grand experience.
After 19 41, he spent some time in
Navy inspection activities, and after
the war started a round of contacts
with contractor organizations until he
made this "just right" connection. His
home is at 900 Oriental Ave., Collings-
Wood, N. J.
A letter from Richard Ostheimer
that was intended for the eyes of Le-
high Officialdom has been spirited out
of the secret files, and an excerpt for-
warded to me so that we can all catch
up on Dick's activities for 10 years.
"I was married in October of '42.
Janet and I now have a family of which
we are quite proud. Ricky is six, Deb-
orah Kay four, James Craig three, and
Jeffrey is a wee eleven weeks old. I
have every hope that the Ostheimer
name will appear on the class rolls of
'65, '68 and '72. . . ."
And why not '75 and '78????
A month or two ago I indulged in
some wishful thinking — hoping that
some gnome would furnish me with
the drama behind each of the cold, two
line "address changes" I get from the
alumni office. Here's one to conjure
with — '41 — Binder, James K. — Mail:
Athens College, Athens, Greece — teach-
Just to add to the suspense, here are
two more — William J. Toohey, Jr. —
160S Englewood St., Bethlehem, Pa.;
James E. Wiggs — Box 5 51, New Lon-
don, Conn. — Residence — Oak Grove
Beach, Nantic, Conn.
Be sure to buy the next issue — read
the eye witness account of the big
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ARCHIE D. W. TIFFT
Lafayette Bldg., 5th and Chestnut Sts.,
Philadelphia 6, Penna.
There was no flood of letters this
month, so I will have printed below ad-
dresses and other information obtained
from the alumni office:
Daniel B. McAfee, priorities and al-
locations, American Cyanamid Co., 30
Rockefeller Plaza, New York City. Res-
idence, 15 Wilton Rd., Port Chester,
N. Y.; John C. Sellers, residence, 18
Altemont Rd., Nixon Park, Nixon,
N. J.; Raymond B. Anderson, Jr., 3 779
Mayfair Dr., Pasadena S, Calif.; Wil-
liam J. Meikle, 70 9 Ash Ave., Baraboo,
The other day while I was going into
a department store in Philadelphia, I
saw a fellow who looked very familiar
to me. It turned out to be George Hol-
by, C.E., '42, and he looked just about
as I remembered him in the good old
days on South Mountain. What gave
me a jolt was the fact that he not only
didn't recognize me but mentioned to
me that the fellow he knew was "Arch
Tifft" at Lehigh. I do wear glasses now
in order to see the pretty girls across
the street better, I have put on some
weight, and I guess some of the orig-
inal equipment is missing (hairline,
etc.), but to have a classmate discuss
you in the third person after only nine
years is a bit disquieting, to say the
least. Anyway, George is still recog-
nizable. He is doing well as a process
engineer with the Catalytic Construc-
tion Co. (Houdry Process) in the Wid-
ener Bldg. in Philly and tells me that
Joe Shall, '41, is with the same com-
pany. George has a boy two and a half
years old and a daughter about two
Next year, believe it or not, will be
the anniversary of our graduation ten
years ago. Since the class of '42 always
has gone to town in a big way, let's
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FRANK H. BOWER
217 7th St., Fullerton, Pa.
Nothing came of the fellows we
called on for letters in the March col-
umn, but April brought more luck. Let-
ter from Art White gives us some news
we can pass along.
Says Art, "I have noted your subtle
hint in the latest issue of the Alumni
Bulletin, and it looks like you have
accomplished your goal. It will be short
and sweet, but it is a letter, at least.
"Immediately after being discharged
from the Navy in March, 1946, I joined
the American Can Co. as a technical
assistant in the Container Develop-
ment Division and have been here five
years. ... I now know the difference
between a Band-Aid Box and a Sani-
tary Can. . . . Our headquarters are at
100 Park Ave. in New York City and
most of my time is spent in our fac-
tories and machine shops.
"Lehigh is well represented here —
Glenn Boyer, '43, is in the Equipment
Division, and Bill Woodside in the
"I now make my home in Hemp-
stead, Long Island, and at the same
time have the 'thrill' of commuting on
the Long Island Railroad. Glenn lives
in Millburn, N. J., and Woody resides
Then Art suggests a chain letter sys-
tem and puts a tag on Earl Brawn for
a letter. What say, Earl?
We appreciate a good letter because
it gives us a good start on the column
each month. From the alumni office we
received word that Jules Gottlieb has
a new address at 88-11 34th Ave., Jack-
son Heights, L. I., N. Y. We note with
pride that Jule has joined the growing
list of contributors to the 1951 Alum-
ni Fund and urge more of the class to
join in giving a gift to Lehigh.
Other changes in address include
Arthur Robb, Jr., 22 Dogwood Lane,
Levittown, N. Y., and Jerry Carroll,
114 Langhorne Ave., Bethlehem, Pa.
According to our information, which
came originally from Yale University,
Jerry is instructing at the department
of geology, Lehigh! Hope to see you
on campus some time, Jerry.
That's thirty! In closing we put a
tag on Lynn Bartlett, Maynard Arsove
and Hugh Richards for letters for next
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WILLIAM B. HURSH
Parkhurst Apts., B-l, Bethlehem, Pa.
Since my report of the coming mar-
riage of Jack Schwarz I have received
a newspaper clipping (complete with
picture of John and smiling bride) giv-
ing a full account of the proceedings.
It appears that the girl was Lucille
Palmer of White Plains, N. Y., and
Topsham, Vt. The wedding was in
Briarcliff Manor, N. Y., and no doubt
everything went well. The honeymoon
was spent in Bermuda, and Jack and
THE ALUMNI BULLETIN
Lucille should by now be fairly well
settled in Cedar Hills Gardens, Irving-
ton-on-Hudson, N. Y.
Had a nice prompt reply to a letter
sent recently to Dave Cox. He writes
from 13 6 6 Avondale Rd., South Eu-
clid 21, Ohio, in part as follows:
"Looks like I'm long past due for that
annual letter. It comes as quite a shock
to me to see the class of '44 being
pushed nearer and nearer the middle
of the Bulletin as the years add to the
"I was married to Janet Williams
after my Navy discharge in 1946. The
family increased rapidly — Frank, age
4; pavid, 2i, and Chuck, 8 months.
I've been with General Electric since
the war, and am now doing field in-
stallation work, primarily rubber and
paper mill drives.
"We see Jack Doxsey and wife, Dot-
ty (and children, Roger and Martha)
for bridge and Dox's screwball canasta
sessions quite frequently. Dox is due
for Navy recall in May.
"Warren Bradford and Glenn Mur-
ray are aiso in Cleveland, but in spite
of our best intentions we've only seen
them at an alumni meeting last fall.
Brad is with Sohio and Glenn is either
assistant or sales manager and doing
very well with Linde Air Products in
"We hear from Bernie Egan at least
annually. He is with Revere Brass and
Copper, and is their Seattle and West-
ern sales manager. His best news has
been his recently acquired, attractive
"Ed Diehl is probably an architect
by now, after having taken post gradu-
ate work at M.I.T. Jack Shilling was
studying law and Ed "More Beer" Dar-
Iow is with the telephone company.
Would like to hear more from some of
these men. Perhaps if they see their
names in print we can get some ac-
curate, up-to-date information on their
Needless to say, the above letter was
well received. It is evident that Dave
kept in mind the fact that it would be
reported in the Bulletin. It was un-
Have had several meetings with
classmates in recent weeks. Visited in
York, Pa., and while there I saw Oscar
Pox and wife, Nancy. Oscar happened
to be home on leave from Camp Pick-
ett, and we were able, therefore, to
spend an evening together.
This past weekend Bob Smith and
wife, June, were here in Bethlehem.
They arrived in New York a week or
so ago, having come by boat from Vene-
zuela for a two-months' vacation. You
will recall that Bob works down there
for the Creole Petroleum Co. as a con-
The most recent chance meeting with
a classmate was only yesterday in the
office cafeteria. Phil Berg was in from
Pittsburgh on business for the Dravo
Company. He is now in the sales end
of the business, having completed in
the last year or so a tour of duty as a
field engineer with the Machinery Divi-
sion. He reports occasional contacts
with Dudley Coles, who is in their con-
struction division, and with Whit Sny-
der who, as you know, is in the Pitts-
burgh area with Crucible.
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6 Adams Court, Nutley, N. J.
To write the column this month is
definitely a woman's job — for only a
woman could exagerate these few lines
into a life-size column.
Pete Facchiaiio wrote me a card tell-
ing of the fine showing Lehigh made
against Temple in the spring football
scrimmage. "Hope Springs eternal."
Could it be possible that 1950's record
can be repeated in '51? Also heard via
Pete that Boh Frey has moved to Phila-
delphia from Allentown. He is connect-
ed with an architectural concern. He
graduated from Pennsylvania Architec-
tural School in 19 49. The Dear Olde
Alumni Office is to be thanked for the
Wallace Sharpe Townsend is assist-
ant auditor at the Jamestown Tele-
phone Corporation. Wallace is living at
511 Forest Ave., Jamestown, N. Y.
Robert Morris Treser is now a cor-
poral in the U. S. Army at Fort Mon-
mouth, N. J.
Francis Charles Taylor is now living
at 2906 E. Harry Ave., Wichita, Kans.
And so — adios.
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133 Franklin St., Shillington, Pa.
Right up to the deadline for sending
in my column for the June Bulletin I
didn't have a single note from you fel-
lows to report. But just today I re-
ceived a copy of a letter from Bill
D'Olier to Dr. Willard, and I'd like to
quote it in its entirety.
10 April 1951
"Dear Doctor Willard,
"Your welcome letter of late March
came in tonight, after a long time with-
out mail deliveries. I want to put you
at your ease, and tell you that the Mar-
ines are now using my education and
experience to advantage.
"The last day of March, 'Fox 3' was
in defensive positions for the night on
one of the usual high lulls. A company
runner came up and said, 'Mr. D'Olier,
you're to pack all your gear and report
to the Bn. C. P. at 0S00. Your spec
number was changed by Headquarters
and you're reassigned to the 1st Engi-
neer Bn.' Well, I almost rolled off the
hill with astonishment; the Marines
were giving me a beautiful opportun-
"So after turning over my fine pla-
toon to a green looking 1st Lieutenant,
and with a genuine feeling of regret at
leaving those young kids, I reported
to the Engineers — miles in the rear.
I'm now classified as a 1405, a mili-
tary geologist, and I'm working in the
engineering intelligence section (S-2)
of Headquarters Company. In the past
nine days I've been going beyond my-
self digging test trenches for soil pro-
files, searching for base materials, and
mixing and compacting test blends of
natural aggregate for a base course de-
sign that will take the wheel loading
of an RSD airplane. The Bn. is build-
ing an airfield in Chunchon and I
stepped right into it — up to my neck.
However, I'm having a wonderful time
and like the work for it is right down
my ambition's alley to know the engi-
neering applications of geology. I
should be more accurate and say 'to
"I could not have been more for-
tunate and I'll always pat myself on
the back for making that special plane
trip to Washington to point out my
education, and experiences in Alaska.
"Being on the staff here, I'm evi-
dently going to mix with all the wheels
and prime movers in this combat engi-
neer business. My superior officer, a
major, is a civil engineer from Birming-
ham, Alabama — a bit of a clown, but
still a man to learn from.
"I never thought I'd wind up in this
crazy place, working along professional
lines — but I intend to get the most out
of it for my own benefit and for the
Marines' benefit. The Exec told me
when I introduced myself and men-
tioned '1405,' 'We've been waiting a
long time for one of you guys — you'll
have to make the job!' Well, I was
very glad to hear they needed me.
"So when you hear of the 1st Marine
Division — stand easy Doc, the T/O
geologist is a Lehigh man. Sincerely,
"Address: Lt. William D'Olier,
049879, TJSMCR, Hq. Co., 1st Engineer
Bn.. 1st Marine Division, FMF, FPO
San Francisco, Calif."
Best of luck to you, Bill.
Well, Lois came through on May 8
at 4 a.m. with an 8-lb. 11-oz. daughter,
Linda Carol. I'll owe a cigar to anyone
of you who claims it.
P. W. McRAVEN
1122-A N. Osage Dr., Tulsa, Okla.
Actually, fellows, despite all of my
complaining I realize that most of you
have good intentions of writing us but
just don't get around to it. I know this
because I had sort of hoped to write a
personal note of thanks to those ot
you who came through, but just can't
seem to get time to do it. The thing I
do ask, though, is just don't forget us.
Now I sort of hold you girls who mar-
ried our boys responsible on this writ-
ing business, too. There is absolutely
nothing in the rule book which forbids
a wife to bring us up to date on her
husband. To illustrate my point, Elsie
Way has written the following letter
which I am taking the liberty of quot-
"Towny has had good intentions of
writing for many months now but at
last the task has fallen upon me. I
shall try to give you the briefest sum-
mary possible of what we have done
since leaving Lehigh.
"Immediately following graduation,
Towny accepted a position with the In-
surance Co. of North America, Phila-
delphia, and went through their train-
ing program for special agents. Upon
completing this course in June 1950,
he was assigned to the Syracuse, N. Y.
office and served there for a whole
month before the telegram from Uncle
Sam arrived, recalling him to active
duty in the Air Force. We were sent to
Connally Air Force Base in Waco, Tex.,
which is where we have remained
since, although a transfer in the near
future looks probable. Towny is now a
basic instructor and has three French
students and a Belgian student, which
he finds very interesting. We are look-
ing forward to going back east, how-
ever, and hope it won't be too long be-
fore we're in Syracuse.
"We had a new addition to the fam-
ily on December 1, which gives us two
boys, Larry and Geoffrey." Elsie en-
closed a snapshot of Larry which I am
hoping will be published in the column.
She also expressed the hope that some
of the Chi Phis would drop them a
line. Mail can be addressed to Lt. and
Mrs. Townsend L. Way, Jr., 2509
Mitchell Ave., Waco, Tex.
Thanks a lot for your letter, Elsie. I
hope other wives will follow suit.
Edward W. Rosenbaum came
through with a very nice letter in
which he describes himself as a victim
of circumstances. He is not referring to
his wife, Suzanne, either. No, Sir! The
story goes that Ed, just after gradua-
tion, joined the 9550 Volunteer Air Re-
serve Training Squadron in Philadel-
phia. While in this unit he organized a
radiological defence course for his
squadron in his capacity as training of-
ficer. (Didn't know I knew that, did
you, Ed?) Well, on March 8 Ed was
recalled to the Air Force as a second
lieutenant. He is now stationed at
Mitchell A.F.B., Hempstead, L. I., and
assigned to Headquarters, Continental
Air Command as a ground training and
information and education officer. Ed
and Suzanne now live at 2 Needle Lane,
Levittown, N. Y.
Before this Army deal Ed was em-
ployed by David Michael and Co. of
Philadelphia (makers of vanilla ex-
tract). Ed has on occasion run into a
few Lehigh buddies. Among them were
R. N. Kendig, Bill Otten, Richard Franz
and Richard Henlein. I do not think it
out of place to tell you that Ed has lo-
cated some of your old Lehigh R.O.T.C.
instructors, so let's take a look at
where they are.
Lt. Col. Mulholland is at Hamilton
A.F.B., California; Colonel Luckett at
Maxwell A.F.B., Alabama; Capt. (now
Major) McLanachan in Korea; Lt. Col.
H. M. Merrit in Korea; M/Sgt. Joines
in Korea; M/Sgt. Bruce Stow and M/
Sgt. Charlie Hartenstine both at Lang-
ley Air Base.
The third nice letter that came this
month was from Pete Fenger, whose
chief complaint has been that month
after month he reads our column and
is disappointed to find that many of his
friends' names never appear. His sug-
gestion is that we get more letters, and
in order to relieve his conscience writes
Since graduation Pete has been with
the Dunbar and Sullivan Dredging Co.
of Buffalo and Detroit, and is happy
about it. His company works all over
the Great Lakes and the east coast. He
is doing civil engineering and super-
visory work. Seventy-five per cent of
his work is out of doors.
Pete brags somewhat in that he says
he is still single, with no change in
sight. He says further that his contin-
uous moving around the country is not
conducive to wife finding but has its
advantages. (Must have if he is still
Pete's brother, Jack, is still studying
in medical school at the University of
Buffalo, with two years yet to go.
Pete's address is % Dunbar & Sullivan
Dredging Co., 2312 Buhl Bldg., Detroit
The fourth letter that we received
came from another old pal, Allan W.
Kishpaugh, who also has acquired a
second lieutenant rating in the Army.
Allan was called to duty in February
and was processed at Fort Dix, N. J.,
from where he went to Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Tex. His next
and present location was Scott Air
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THE ALUMNI BULLETIN
Force Base, 111. There he is taking a
transportation course which will keep
him busy until December. His address
is 2nd Lt. A. W. Kishpaugh, 3332 Tng.
Sq.. Box 195, Scott Air Force Base, 111.
The last letter I received was from
Leon S. Avakian, who announces that
he is now back in Maywood, N. J., af-
ter working for some time in Califor-
nia. He is a design engineer for the en-
gineering department of the Jersey
Central Railroad. When going back
east, Leon elected to drive and took a
southern route, stopping in El Paso
where he found Bill Kilroy, who is back
in the Army and stationed at Ft. Bliss.
The biggest news in the life of Leon
and his wife, Ruth, is the entrance of
Thomas Leon Avakian, class of '72!
From all appearances Tom will be a
backfield man for the football team.
Leon's new address is 3 6 E. Central
Ave., Maywood, N. J.
Before closing this latest effort I do
have a few items which were called to
First, the Bell Telephone Co. has an-
nounced the promotion of two '49ers.
Robert H. Widmer is now assistant
chief accounting supervisor of western
accounting division. Paul R. Schaeffer
is now a staff engineer for the southern
division, Harrisburg Plant. I will ex-
pect these fellows to write and give us
The last item is the wedding an-
nouncement of Miss Virginia Towe to
Robert E. Beck. This took place April
7. Congratulations, Virginia and Rob-
ert. I shall make no further comment.
That's all for now. I'll see you next
gUtt <^ ?950
LEE G. BAHTHOLD. JR.
530 Goepp Circle, Bethlehem, Pa.
We'll begin this month's letter with
the announcement of forthcoming wed-
dings for two of the members of the
rapidly diminishing Bachelor's Club of
the class of February '50. First, in Nut-
ley, N. J., Miss Dorothy Johnson an-
nounced her engagement to John
Mountsier, late of the Alpha Sigma Phi
fraternity and now with the Great At-
lantic and Pacific Tea Company. The
second one found Miss Blanche Billing
of Short Hills, N. J., announcing her
engagement to "Corky" Smith. The
wedding is planned for September.
Houseparty was held over the week-
end of May 4-6 and a few of the die-
hards, including your correspondent,
struggled back to the campus to find
out just how out of practice we were
becoming — Bill Jones, Tom Fisher,
Buck Wallace, Hunk Lunimis, and
Clem Titzck to name a few.
WHITHER A WAY?
Son of Elsie and Toivny, '49
A bit of news from down Seaford,
Del., way finds that Jordan Wenberg
will receive his M.A. Degree from Bos-
ton University this June. He is now
working with DuPont's Nylon Plant in
Seaford as a student operator in pro-
duction and plans to attend the Fore-
man's Course in the very near future.
Jordan can be reached at West Manor
Apt. #5, Seaford, Del. Thank you for
the letter Mrs. Wenberg. More of the
same would sure be appreciated back
here in Bethlehem.
The following letter comes from Les
"This is to advise you of a change in
address from 110 East St., Whitins-
ville, Mass., to 305 N. 11th St., San
"I have been out here since last May
and was married to Miss Sarah Ben-
sussen in Hollywood, Calif., on Septem-
ber 1, 1950.
"Soon after arriving here in Cali-
fornia I accepted a position with the
Bank of America and was with them
until the end of February. At present
I am working in the production control
department of Owens-Corning Fiber-
"Cubby" Baer, now living at 328
Gardner St. in Johnstown, Pa., is work-
ing as a salesman for Garfield Refrac-
tories Co. in Bolivar, Pa.
"Skeets" Masters is now living at
131 Harvard Ave. in Rockville Center
on Long Island and is a sales trainee
for Continental Can Co. in New York
Charles Young is now working as a
mining engineer for Jones and Laugh-
lin Ore Co. in Star Lake, N. Y., and is
residing in Wanakena, N. Y.
Some new addresses through the
courtesy of Len's office are as follows:
Howard French, 244 E. Green St., Nan-
ticoke, Pa.; John Hacik, 76 Sampson
St., Garfield, N. J.; Wright Masters,
567 Lincoln Ave., St. Paul, Minn.;
Fred Rauch, 303 Kenney St., Ridley
Park. Pa.; Charles Smith, 210 Alle-
ghany Ave., Emporium, Pa.
Let's hear from you over the sum-
eteu* 0$ t<?50
JOHN F. GEORGTADIS
130S Main St., Bethlehem, Pa.
On the way home from work the
other evening I drove through the cam-
pus to see what spring had brought to
South Mountain. My words could never
describe what I saw — it was beautiful.
The magnolias and forsythia were in
bloom amidst the contrasting greens of
the grass, shrubs, and trees. It was
truly something I wish all of you could
There was one other outstanding
mark of spring which was quite evi-
dent — the placards which indicated
that class elections were not too far
off. Do you remember the extensive
campaigns which were conducted while
we were in school?
The 19 51 football team has been in
spring training, and had a practice
game with Temple University. The
Owls outscored the Big Brown three
touchdowns to two, but those who saw
the game said the team looked good
and that another good season was
ahead. I'm in favor of their duplicating
their past season.
There were quite a number of alum-
ni back for the Phi Sig's Fiftieth An-
niversary. I know you will not know
all of them, but I am sure a lot of you
will remember Sam Snyder '49, Ger-
ald O'Brian '49, and Jim Wilson '49.
The "Fifty" group consisted of "Nick"
Ford, Phil Ridinger, Randy McMullen,
Dick Stotzing, and Jim Bridgeman.
Since an ever increasing number of
our class is falling into that group
which might well be termed the "Men
Who Marched Away," I'll try to bring
you up to date on these next.
Henry Brown is a Lieutenant at El-
lington Air Base, Houston, Tex. Don
Wain has turned in his hockey stick
and uniform for the Big Brown at Fort
Dix, N. J.
This next guy woke me from a good
night's sleep to say hello. I really didn't
mind, since I was very happy to be able
to spend the time I did with John Zeig-
ler. He was on his way to his new post
in the state of Washington. John is as-
signed to the 115 AAA, OPRDI, in Fort
Lewis. From all he said. I think he is
having a good time.
I know that Bob Geyer and Bob Bar-
ry are in the service, hut where????
Allen Judson is stationed at Fort
Dix. He is with Co. I, 3 9 Inf. Regt.
Charlie Jones is at Camp Cooke, and
Charles Ridinger at Camp Atterbury.
Dick Allen is with the 3393 Stu.
Sqd. at Keesler Field. Has Jack's Beer
improved any since the days when I
was in Gulf port?
I always will enjoy receiving mail
from any and all of you, but I think
that I received two of my nicest notes
from the parents of two of the gang.
One of these letters was from George
Conover's mother, and the other from
Tim Loizeaux's father.
Mrs. Conover said that George was
stationed at the Francis E. Warren Air
Base in Wyoming. I was also very hap-
py to hear that she enjoyed reading
about the class of '50.
Mr. Loizeaux reported that Tim was
a second lieutenant (Construction En-
gineer) at Camp Pickett, Va.
Thank you very much for your very
Bill Church has been assigned to Co.
B, 724 Ry. Op. Bn., Fort Eustis, Va.
It would seem as if I should soon
come to the end, but there are many
more from whom I have heard nothing.
I do know of two more who are lieu-
tenants. They are Frank Barclay and
Owen Sheriff. I am sorry, however, that
I can say little more about either of
them, for their addresses are unknown
The other evening Ron Young, who
was in town on business for Struthers
and Co. of New York, and I stopped in
at the Tally Ho for a beer. We had been
to an alumni meeting but still wanted
to talk a little more about the old days.
We were no sooner in the door, when
who do you think we saw — Hank Bon-
flg. Hank was here in town for a vaca-
tion and from all indications was real-
ly enjoying it. He was staying at the
swank Phi Gam house. Hank is work-
ing for the Frigidaire Sales Corp. in
Chicago and asked me to tell all of you
to call him if you ever are in or near
Chicago. His phone is listed, but for
the sake of convenience it is Winnetka
I have a lot of new addresses to re-
port so I will list them as follows: Bob
Fay, Box 151, Blawnox, Pa.; Jim
O'Brien, 526 Heckman St., Phillips-
burg, N. J.; Jonn Jordon, Box 221, 260
Crittenden Blvd., Rochester, N. Y.;
Dave Ettelman, 1504 Turner St., Allen-
town, Pa.; Edward Fielder, 43 8 Third
Ave., Bethlehem. Pa.; Donald Miller,
5-C Court Dr., Lancaster Court Apts.,
Wilmington. Del.; \Y. Douglas Potter,
1 Via Ripa, Sea Bright, N. J.; Harry J.
GRAY IRON CASTINGS, Inc.
HIGH GRADE MACHINERY CASTINGS
DONALD S. LIGHT, '14
T. B. WOOD'S SONS COMPANY
V-BELT SHEAVES & V-BELTS
FRICTION CLUTCHES, COUPLINGS, AND
OTHER ITEMS OF POWER TRANSMISSION
BRIDGES, BUILDINGS, Etc.
ENGINEERS AND MANUFACTURERS
CHARLES McGONIGLE, '01, OTHO POOLE, HARVEY F. DICK
POOLE, McGONIGLE & DICK
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Baker, 311 E. 11th St., Mishawaka,
Ind.; AVilliam Christman, 2 41 Cricket
Ave., North Hills, Pa.; William Fox,
Jr., 612 Parkside Dr., Peoria, 111.
When I mentioned Bob Fay I should
have included the fact that he is work-
ing as a construction superintendent
tor the Joseph B. Fay Company.
Malcolm Sawhill is presently em-
ployed by E. R. Squibb and Sons in
New Brunswick, N. J.; Dan Jackson is
now a test engineer for the G. E. Co. in
Lynn, Mass. His mailing address is 9
Kensington Park, Lynn, Mass.; Orville
Estler is a quality control engineer for
the Keasbey and Mattison Co.. St. Louis
21, Mo. He resides at 809 Abston Ave.,
Bob Courtney was in the army for a
while but has been turned loose again
and is now back in Opelika, Ala. His
current address is 912 Fourth Ave.,
In closing, I am very pleased to ex-
tend congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Ahrenhold, 3rd. The wedding
took place in Manhasset, L. I., March
24; the bride was the former Miss Mar-
CLASS OF 1923
To Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Werner, a son,
David T. Jr., December 29, 1950.
CLASS OF 1927
To Mr. and Mrs. John R. Hertzler, a
son, Samuel, March 10.
CLASS OF 1930
To Mr. and Mrs. William J. Green,
a son, May 28.
CLASS OF 1948
To Mr. and Mrs. Howard I. Ellowitz,
a son, James Alan, March 23.
To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Persa, a
son, Larry, May 10.
To Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Sowers, a
daughter, Linda Carol, May 8.
CLASS OF 1949
To Mr. and Mrs. William D. Pol-
hemus, a son, Neil William, April 29.
CLASS OF 1907
John Loose to Aimee Haydock Col-
lier, April 14.
CLASS OF 1944
Leonard C. Schwab to Miss Jane Hol-
stein, March 31.
Q. John C. Schwarz to Miss Lucille
Palmer, March 17.
CLASS OF 1947
Harry C. Dedell, Jr. to Miss Marjorie
Persons, March 31.
Francis J. McGrath, Jr. to Miss Anne
Herbermann, May 12.
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Frank J. Anderson to Miss Jane
Whitney, May 5.
Joseph R. L. Sterne to Miss Barbara
Greene, February 10.
CLASS OF 1949
Robert E. Beck to Miss Virginia
Towe, April 17.
CLASS OF 1950
Henry Ahrenhold, 3rd to Miss Mar-
ilyn Nichoson, March 2 4.
Paul M. Kropp, Jr. to Miss Mary
Toomey, May 5.
Lester L. Rollins to Miss Sarah Ben-
sussen, September 1, 1950.
Harris S. Rush to Miss Margaret
Allen, April 14.
CLASS OF 1951
Joseph C. Pongracz to Miss Dolores
DeLaurentis, April 2.
Frederick A. Small to Miss Margaret
Murphy, January 13.
H. D. Appleby, '93
Harry Doughton Appleby, civil engi-
neer and retired official of the Veter-
ans' Administration, died April 2 in
Garfield Hospital, Washington, D. C.,
after a two weeks' illness. His home
was Takoma Park, Md.
Mr. Appleby was born in Wilming-
ton, Del., and after studying at Lehigh
was graduated in civil engineering from
the University of Michigan. He did
construction work in New York City
and headed the Bureau of Design and
Survey. He helped design one of the
first tunnels under the East River and
later was employed as a consulting en-
gineer in the building of Philadelphia
subways. He went to Washington dur-
ing World War I to work for the Navy
Department and shortly after the war
joined the old Veterans' Bureau, later
the Veterans' Administration. There
he was a project manager in charge of
construction, design and supervision
of veterans' hospitals. He retired 10
Active in the civic affairs in the va-
rious Maryland towns in which he had
lived, Mr. Appleby belonged to the Ken-
sington Masonic Lodge, a Veterans' Ad-
ministration Masonic Lodge, and at one
time was president of the Kensington,
Md.. Chamber of Commerce. He was
active in Washington, New York and
Chicago as a lecturer on metaphysics.
Surviving Mr. Appleby are his wife
and a daughter, Lucille.
E. O. Warner, '94
Edward Olmstead Warner, of Phila-
delphia, died at his home there on
April 12. Mr. Warner retired in 1945
as district sales manager of the Nation-
al Malleable & Steel Castings Co., a
firm with which he had been associat-
ed for many years.
Mr. Warner came to Lehigh from
Salisbury, Conn., and received a degree
here in electrical engineering. Active
in undergraduate affairs, he was a
member of the Athletic Team his soph-
omore, junior and senior years, cap-
taining the team in '9 4, when he broke
the 440-yard dash record. He was a
member of the Executive Committee
of the Intercollegiate Athletic Associa-
tion of Pennsylvania; president of the
Tennis Club and the Brush Club; vice
president of the Christian Association;
treasurer of the E.E. Society; member
of the Engineering Society and Tau
Beta Pi. He was a member of Sigma
Surviving Mr. Warner are his wife,
two children and six grandchildren.
E. A. Jacoby, '95
Elmer Augustus Jacoby, respected
member of the teaching profession in
Philadelphia, died at his home in Cyn-
wyd on February 6. Prior to his death
he was a mathematics instructor and
principal of Temple University High
Mr. Jacoby, a native of Coopersburg,
received his B.A. degree here in 1895
and an M.A. in 19 00. He majored in
Classics and later took a graduate
course at the University of Pennsyl-
vania. At Lehigh he was a member of
Agora, the Classical Club, Phi Beta
Kappa, an Honor Roll student and
For 12 years after completing his
studies he taught at Perkiomen Prep-
aratory School, where he was school
secretary an-d assistant headmaster. In
1909 he joined the faculty of Central
High School, Philadelphia, and later
taught in Germantown High School.
He was also on the faculty of the
Pennsylvania State College School of
Optometry. He was long an active
member of the Reformed Church in
Surviving Mr. Jacoby are his wife, a
daughter and sister.
H. C. Borden, '97
Henry Clay Borden, retired school
teacher, died at his home in Hatboro
on March 31.
Mr. Borden's studies at the Univer-
sity were interrupted by illness in his
family, and he presumably received his
bachelor's degree at another Pennsyl-
vania college. He taught in the Tren-
ton, N. J., and Philadelphia schools
and when he retired was teacher of
natural science in West Philadelphia
High School. For the past several years
he had been growing flowers for the
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P. J. Luckenbach, '04
Paul Jacob Luckenbach, a former
general manager of the Luckenbach
Steamship Co., died of a heart attack
on July 12, 1950 in Riverside, Calif.
Mr. Luckenbach was a native of
Bethlehem and after studying at Le-
high, where he was initiated into The-
ta Delta Chi fraternity, became asso-
ciated with his family's firm, D. & A.
Luckenbach, Bethlehem Roller Flour
Mills. In 1928 he went to New York as
general manager of the Luckenbach
Steamship Co., and after retirement
made his home in Florida and Cali-
Among Mr. Luckenbach's survivors
is his wife.
W. AV. Merwin, '10
William Walters Merwin, a native of
Pittsburgh, died suddenly at his home
in Grindstone on March 11.
Mr. Merwin studied mining engi-
neering at the University and was a
member of Sigma Phi fraternity. He
had been for years superintendent of
the H. C. Frick Coke Co. of Pittsburgh.
W. I. Nevius, '12
Walter Irving Nevius, retired chem-
ical and mechanical engineer, died at
his home in Frederick, Md., on March
24. He had been in ill health for sev-
Mr. Nevius came from Philadelphia
to enter Lehigh and earn his degree in
electrical engineering. Campus activi-
ties included membership in Tau Beta
Pi, the Junior Banquet Committee,
Hustling Committee, the presidency of
the E.E. Society and the treasurership
of the senior class.
After working for several electrical
firms following graduation, Mr. Nevius
went to Indiana as. master mechanic
of the coke plant of Inland Steel Co.,
later becoming mechanical engineer
and then chief engineer for the Com-
mercial Solvents Corp. in Terre Haute.
During World War II he served the
Government as chief of the engineer-
ing branch of the Special Projects Di-
vision of the Chemical Warfare Serv-
In his will Mr. Nevius left the Uni-
versity a trust fund of $20,000 for
outstanding students, specifying that
the annual awards be given to "young
men who shall give promise of leading-
useful lives as evidenced by virility,
gentility, patriotism, honesty, integ-
rity and scholarship."
Surviving Mr. Nevius are a daugh-
ter and granddaughter.
R. H. Whitney, '14
Ralph Horace Whitney, of Washing-
ton, D. C, died there on April 18. Mr.
Whitney had been connected with the
B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co. and was
manager of their mechanical sales divi-
sion in Philadelphia, then Akron, Ohio
before being transferred to Washing-
ton, D. C.
S. B. Richards, '20
Sherrill Babcock Richards, of Som-
erville, N. J., died suddenly on March
18 in Florida. He was secretary of
Richards & Gaston, Inc., engineers and
contractors of Somerville, and had long
been associated with that firm. During
the war he was senior inspector of
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camp work for the War Department in
Washington and had done resident en-
gineering work on hospitals.
Lester Smith, '22
We have received word, but no de-
tails, of the death in July, 1949 of
Lester Smith. He had been living in
Union, N. J.
At one time superintendent of the
Hunterdon Silk Throwing Co. of Glen
Gardner, N. J., Mr. Smith left that posi-
tion to go with Western Electric Co.,
Kearny, N. J., as investigator and pro-
H. A. Ingols, '25
Heber Ashe Ingols, chemical engi-
neer with the Bureau of Mines in
Louisiana, Mo., died May 5 of a heart
attack in Pike County Hospital, where
he had been a patient two days.
A native of Newark, N. J., Mr. In-
gols studied at Williams College before
transferring to Lehigh where he re-
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Bethlehem (Home Club), George A.
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(S), 313 Bethlehem Trust Bldg.,
Boston, Donald A. Heath '26 (P);
Maynard L. Diamond '40 (S), Box
106, South Hamilton, Mass.
Central New York, E. A. Mooers '18
(P); Knox Peet '37 (S), 1658 Sun-
set Ave., Utica, N. Y.
Central Penna., Frank Rushong '31
(P); John F. Oram '33 (S), 28 S.
2 7th St., Camp Hill, Pa.
Central Jersey, C. F. McCoy '37 (P);
Wm. C. Bernasco, Jr. '39 (S), 1456
Pennington Rd., Trenton, N. J.
Chicago, Wm. L. Bowler '22 (P) ; T.
E. Skilling, Jr. '45 (S), 2128 W.
10 7th PI., Chicago, 111.
Delaware, C. F. Miller, '34 (P) ; Thom-
as R. Hunt, '42 (S), Bedford Blvd.,
Forest Hills Park, Wilmington, Del.
Detroit, W. A. Detwiler '42 (P) ; T.
N. Treese '47 (S), 9236 General Mo-
tors Bldg., Detroit 2, Mich.
Maryland, L. C. Crewe '29 (P) ; Carl
F. Schier, Jr. '32 (S), Eastern Stain-
less Steel Corp., Baltimore, Md.
Milwaukee, H. A. Reichenbach, Jr. '43
(P); F. C. Butler '41 (S), 1906 W.
Finn PL, Milwaukee, Wis.
Monmouth County, Jersey, W. R. Wool-
ley, '19 (P); C. T. Coll, Jr., '36 (S),
505 Cedar Ave., Allenhurst, N. J.
New York, Nelson L. Bond, '26 (P);
J. J. J. Duane, Jr. '41 (S), 70 Pine
St., New York 5, N. Y.
Xortheast Penna., T. F. Burke, Jr., '2S
(P); R. J. McGregor, '42 (S), 431
N. Webster Ave., Scranton, Pa.
Northwest Penna., Howard J. Jones,
Jr. '39 (S), 230 W. 7th St., Erie,
Northern New Jersey, Edwin H. Sny-
der '23 (P); Donald M. Quick '23
(S), Public Service E. & G. Co., 80
Park PI., Newark, N. J.
Northern Calif., W. F. Hauserman, '41
(P); H. W. Bonner '38 (S), 597
San Luis Rd., Berkeley, Calif.
Northern New York, F. A. Groff, Jr.
'35 (P); Walter Schweder '40 (S),
R. D. 1, Rosendale Rd., Schenec-
tady, N. Y.
Northern Ohio, H. B. Osborn, Jr. '3 2
(P); J. R. Coventry '35 (S), 2591
Guilford Rd., Cleveland Hts., Ohio.
Philadelphia, George Bachmann, Jr.,
'26 (P); W. T. Jones, Jr., '27 (S),
6404 Park Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh, Ed. Stotz, Jr. '20 (P) ;
Wm. D. Pettit '45 (S), 6311 Darling-
ton Rd., Pittsburgh 17, Pa.
Rochester, N. Y., Rush Clarke '20 (P) ;
R. H. Pease '34 (S), 306 Weymouth
Dr., Rochester, N. Y.
Southern New England, T. G. Schaffer,
'14 (P); E. K. Leaton, '49 (S), Ply-
Southeast Penna., George Potts '2 3
(S), 1425 Delaware Ave., Wyomis-
Southern Calif., J. D. Saussaman, '3 9
(P); John M. Hood, '41 (S), 315
N. Date St., Fontana, Calif.
South Jersey, S. P. Orlando, '23 (P);
D. W. Tarbell, '48 (S), 22 Tanner
St., Haddonfield, N. J.
Washington, D. C, Alfred Cottrell '34
(P); W. W. Kinsinger '24 (S), 723
13th St., N. W., Washington, D. C.
Western New York, L. G. Meurer '26
(P); Daniel A. Roblin, Jr. '39 (S),
489 Walden Ave., Buffalo, N. Y.
York-Lancaster, Edmund Claxton '21
(P); Thane E. Hawkins '31 (S),
1036 Edgemoor Court, Lancaster.
Youngstown, Ohio, C. E. Gallagher,
'37 (P); E. M. Smith, '42 (S), 948
Canfield Rd., Youngstown, Ohio
ceived his Ch.E. degree. For nearly 20
years after graduation he worked for
the Darco Corp. at Marshall, Tex., as
control chemist and technical super-
visor in the research department. Be-
fore his connection with the Bureau
of Mines he had been in California as
chemical engineer for the R. T. Collier
Mr. Ingols is survived by his wife,
mother, a sister and brother.
S. H. Thateher, '30
Samuel Harold Thatcher, of Glen
White, W. Va., died there April 1. He
was a division superintendent for the
Koppers Coke Company.
Mr. Thatcher was born in Bethle-
hem, the son of a former postmaster.
He received a bachelor's degree in min-
ing and was a member of the E.M. So-
ciety, serving as curator in his senior
year. He was a member of the Black
Knight Country Club, Beckley, W. Va.
Survivors of Mr. Thatcher are his
mother, his wife, two sons and a daugh-
W. W. Twitchell, '35
William Walling Twitchell died dur-
ing the summer of 1950, according to
an unconfirmed report received in this
office. We should appreciate more in-
formation. His home was Trenton, N.J.
Mr. Twitchell came to Lehigh from
Pennington Preparatory School and
while studying for his B.A. degree was
a member of the basketball squads
and the Glee Club. He was a member
of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
Following graduation Mr. Twitchell
became associated with the New Jer-
sey Public Health Administration, leav-
ing there to sell real estate for Walter
F. Smith & Co., Trenton. Becoming
interested in time study and rate set-
ting, he worked for the Simmons Co.
of Elizabeth, N. J., before being made
head of the methods and rate setting
department of the Thomas Devlin Mfg.
Co., Burlington, N. J. He left that po-
sition to go to Dallas, Tex., as a cost
analyst for an oil well supply company.